Dylan Lauren Sweetens the Second City

Dylan's Candy Bar Chicago

Dylan Lauren Sweetens the Second City

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Her father may be fashion royalty. But, Dylan Lauren’s singular achievements in the sweets sector have cemented her status as America’s Confectionary Queen.

With her just-opened Dylan’s Candy on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, Ms. Lauren has gobstopper sized plans for the Midwest. Not only is it her largest store to date, the airy space (a converted museum in the iconic Tribune Tower) will serve as a sun drenched backdrop for some new initiatives. To wit: a candy personalization station concept, an outdoor café featuring the brand’s Wonka-esque cocktails/mocktails and a whimsical exhibit of Lauren’s famed collection of bunny memorabilia. I sat down with the entrepreneur to chat Chicago, the candy lifestyle and how she likes to spend her free time in the Windy City.

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Dylan’s whimsical Not Your Daddy’s Root Beer cocktail garnished with Cracker Jacks

Dylan’s whimsical Not Your Daddy’s Root Beer cocktail garnished with Cracker Jacks

Amy Tara Koch
Amy Tara Koch
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Amy Tara Koch is an author, journalist and television personality. Amy has appeared on CNN, Today, Steve Harvey, Access Hollywood, FOX and the CBS Early Show. Koch is a family travel expert for The New York Times and Travel + Leisure and contributes to The New York Times, T+L, Food & Wine, Marie Claire, Huffington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, Town & Country, Departures, American Way and Mandarin Oriental Magazine.