V88: Expert Style Tips - Top 5 Creative Tips for Easter by Dylan Lauren, Dylan's Candy Bar

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Dylan Lauren, Dylan's Candy Bar

DYLAN LAUREN, DYLAN'S CANDY BAR Dylan Lauren, known to many as the “Candy Queen,” is the founder and CEO of Dylan’s Candy Bar. Her stores in New York City, East Hampton, Roosevelt Field, Houston and Orlando are the most original candy emporiums on the planet featuring unique candy from around the world and decades past. As the daughter of legendary fashion icon Ralph Lauren and author Ricky Lauren, Dylan was immersed at an early age in design, art and fashion. After graduating from Duke University with a major in Art History, she traveled the globe in search of the world’s most exciting confectionery creations. By 2001, she realized her childhood dream by opening her first candy store inspired by Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Dylan Lauren and her “candy-centric” tips for living the sweet life are often featured in press across the country. She shares entertaining, decorating and gift-giving ideas for every holiday and special occasion with her chic and colorful signature style.

Dylan is one of those girls who just knows what she loves and makes it happen. She appreciates beautiful details and isn’t afraid to go for her dreams. I truly admire her love of candy, and how she turned that passion into one of the most well-known candy hot spots in NYC. Products like her colorful lollipops can be spotted far beyond her Upper East Side candy bar – I’ve even seen them in airports! Her candies are treats for all ages. - CECI JOHNSON

Top 5 Creative Tips for Easter by Dylan Lauren, Dylan's Candy Bar

  1. Spring candies: Spring candies, whether in foiled chocolate, dextrose, or gummy form, make for festive spring décor. Grass place mats covered with chicks and eggs, or vases filled with chocolate tulips, will enliven your home.

  2. Peeps: While most people eat Peeps straight out of the package, fans serve them up in several other ways: microwaved, frozen, roasted, and even as a topping on a pizza.

  3. Chocolate eggs: Chocolate eggs are one of my favorite Easter items. I love all of the colors that they come in. I recommend using them in a spring bouquet or a centerpiece. It’s a nice alternative to the Easter basket.

  4. Necco wafers: The beautiful pastel colors of Necco wafers make an egg-squisite candy craft. Decorate a styrofoam egg by gluing overlapping rows of wafers to create a spring display you’ll be proud of.

  5. Candy topiary: A candy topiary is a unique gift or centerpiece for any occasion. You can theme it by changing the shape or type of candy. For Easter, spring-colored chocolate Kisses make for a shimmering floral alternative.

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Vases filled with chocolate tulips - Top 5 Creative Tips for Easter by Dylan Lauren, Dylan's Candy Bar
Peeps - Top 5 Creative Tips for Easter by Dylan Lauren, Dylan's Candy Bar - Top 5 Creative Tips for Easter by Dylan Lauren, Dylan's Candy Bar
Chocolate eggs - Top 5 Creative Tips for Easter by Dylan Lauren, Dylan's Candy Bar - Top 5 Creative Tips for Easter by Dylan Lauren, Dylan's Candy Bar
Necco wafers - Top 5 Creative Tips for Easter by Dylan Lauren, Dylan's Candy Bar - Top 5 Creative Tips for Easter by Dylan Lauren, Dylan's Candy Bar
Candy topiary - Top 5 Creative Tips for Easter by Dylan Lauren, Dylan's Candy Bar - Top 5 Creative Tips for Easter by Dylan Lauren, Dylan's Candy Bar

Find more creative tips in Dylan's Candy Bar - Unwrap Your Sweet Life. This first book from Dylan Lauren shows how to celebrate with candy every day and on holidays, featuring innovative decorating and gift-giving ideas, Dylan's personal candy memories, over 20 inventive candy craft ideas and so much more.

Dylan's Candy Bar: Unwrap Your Sweet Life by Dylan Lauren

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