Candy is childhood, the best and bright moments you wish could have lasted forever.
When I started Dylan's Candy Bar in 2001, I wanted it to be a place that merged my love of pop culture, fashion, art and music with candy. Since then, we have been fortunate to pioneer artistic partnerships with many legends.
My parents always told me, 'Do what you love because that is what you will do well in.' They told me to make sure that you are happy.
My mom is a painter and photographer and my grandfather was an artist, so I've always been surrounded by creative people.
Anytime you can promote young artists and designers is a cool thing.
My parents were inspired by Bob Dylan and Dylan Thomas when naming me. They specifically saved this masculine name for their only girl.
Summer is very precious.
The best thing in business is to follow your gut. If a decision is not sitting well with you, don't just make it.
There's no denying that candy is comfort food and it's affordable.
Watching my dad, Ralph Lauren, design clothes when I was young, I was always inspired.
My friends call me Clark Kent: I'm known to change in phone booths.
My favorite place in the world is my dad's house in Montauk.
If these rich women from 5th Avenue spend a fortune on cashmere sweaters, they will come to my store to buy gummy bears.
Pinterest has been helpful to my business. Making inspiration boards is really key to developing products. When I was getting married, I literally cut out tear sheets and put my own boards together. Had I known about Pinterest, I would have been able to do it so much more easily.
Everything I own has some significance to me.
For a while after college, I was thinking of becoming a fitness trainer, and I am a certified aqua trainer.
I always liked the idea of leadership and being a captain.
I believe dancing is the best stress reliever.
I don't like sitting still at a desk and often conduct business on my Blackberry or in walking meetings.
I find that the people who don't eat as much candy are really into heavy protein, like steak. I don't eat that.
I know everything about candy. Would you believe I even know where to find gumballs in the middle of Africa?
I've been entrepreneurial since middle school. I was always arranging bake sales, dances and school trips to raise money for the Dalton School.
My parents screened 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' for my 6th birthday, and I became fascinated by the idea of living in a candy land with chocolate rivers and lollipop trees.
My husband is the cook at our house. I can make dessert and salad, but I stay away from meals. He makes amazing omelets, fish, and grilled vegetables like Brussels sprouts and cauliflower.
While I'm in L.A. I always make time for my favorite activity which is hiking. The trails in California are amazing, as they are always challenging, and I never get bored from all the beautiful scenery.
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