Just try not to smile when confronted by these colors — Photo courtesy of Mike Coppola
Think back to when you were a kid and you were given a surprise sum of money. Whether that money was a quarter or some friendly green bills, what were you dreaming of spending it on?
Responsible children aside, the majority of little ones to this day think that a life composed of candy is a well-lived life, indeed.
Years pass, and we learn to chew kale with smiles on our faces. We learn to put money aside for a rainy day. And candy feels like something we should leave in the past, like well sharpened pencils and the desire to solve an argument by tripping your opponent.
Dylan Lauren, the well-known daughter of Ralph Lauren, wants to invite you back.
People (and rabbits) sure are happy to be around Dylan. Could it have something to do with her sugar connections? — Photo courtesy of Mike Coppola
Whether your lifestyle allows for sugar or not, her boutique candy shops are whimsical and delightfully thorough. Your favorite concoction is sure to have square footage in this mecca of a candyland.
Pop culture and art are infused into the brand, especially as it's located within the Andy Warhol Factory building in New York. It's a unique new addition to the mix with a cool downtown vibe with fresh graphics and displays.
In case a bag full of candy isn't your thing, a cupcake probably is — Photo courtesy of Mike Coppola
After the unfortunate closing of FAO Schwartz this year, Dylan brings the sweet life to more than the candy. Walk on silver glitter floors, get nostalgic with Lite Brite art and be impressed by rock candy sculptures.
Even the music is exclusively sweet, with hip hop beats inspired by candy.
When was the last time you indulged in a piece of candy as big as your head? — Photo courtesy of Mike Coppola
This new location of Dylan's Candy Bar also has a partnership with Paramount to harken back – well, not that far back – to the movie Mean Girls. The collection of candy and treats are inspired by the movie's most memorable moments, such as the "Is Butter a Carb?" buttered popcorn-flavored jelly beans.
National Mean Girls Day is set for Saturday, Oct. 3 where attendees are asked to wear pink at all Dylan's Candy Bar locations. There will be celebratory launch events with trivia and very likely a little candy.
"Dylan’s has done an amazing job bringing to life the iconic quotes and themes of Mean Girls in this playful candy line celebrating the film,” says LeeAnne Stables, President of Worldwide Marketing Partnerships & Licensing at Paramount Pictures.
If 7,000 candies are not quite enough for you, the Union Square location serves breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Go on a day when your inner child is in danger of being ignored.
Taste the colors of the rainbow. No, really. — Photo courtesy of Mike Coppola