THE REBELS 2015 JUDGE – DYLAN LAUREN
OWNER, DYLAN’S CANDY BAR
“I look for a clean and calming place with happy energy, that provides a mental and emotional escape so I can return rejuvenated and inspired.”
Known to many as the “Candy Queen,” Dylan’s has been credited with changing the face of the candy industry and the way people view candy. Her stores in New York City, East Hampton, Los Angeles and Miami are the most original candy emporiums on the planet, featuring unique candy from around the world and decades past. The daughter of legendary fashion icon Ralph Lauren and author Ricky Lauren, Dylan graduating from Duke University with a major in Art History, before travelling the globe in search of the world’s most exciting confectionery creations. In 2001, she realised her childhood dream when she opened her first candy store, inspired by Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Dylan has authored a book, “Unwrap Your Sweet Life”, and is a regular contributor of “candy-centric” tips to press across the country. Dylan plans on continuing to sweeten people’s lives and expanding her candy empire worldwide.