Elite Interviews: Dylan Lauren, Founder Of Dylan's Candybar


Known as the "Candy Queen," Dylan Lauren has transformed her love for candy into a successful empire with store locations in Los Angeles, Miami and New York. 

Dylan is not only the daughter of American designer Ralph Lauren, but the founder of Dylan's Candy Bar, the largest candy shop in the world.

Prior to launching DCB, Dylan studied art history at Duke University. She then started her own event planning company, but always found herself going back to candy. It was with DCB that she was able to channel art and candy into a shop that would bring people back to a sweeter time in their lives: their childhood.

With five store locations already, Dylan wishes to continue to expand globally, and use her influence to become involved with charity.

What qualities do you look for in the individuals with whom you surround yourself?

Who are the people that inspired you to follow your dreams and how do they continue to influence you?

What core values has your family instilled in you as you move forward with family and business?

What plans do you have for your career that we would have never suspected?

What are three tips you would give to young entrepreneurs starting their own company?

Five, 10, 50 years down the line when you've achieved everything you aspire for today, where do you see yourself?

How do you make time to balance your personal life, such as your recent marriage, while focusing on building your entrepreneurial endeavors?

Keeping up with your schedule is hard enough, but what are your necessities for making every minute count?

With your constant and hectic schedule between your entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors, what do you do to relax and unwind?

With the transition from event planning to confectioneries more than a decade ago, what was the biggest lesson you learned about following your dreams?

Evelyn Pelczar | Elite.