One of the strangest pieces I've seen from the NY Times. I checked the date to see if it was April 1, but we're early. I realize it is fashion commentary, but yikes...
Residents of the Bay Area and Pacific Northwest, those leaders of the new economy, could be forgiven for never quite nailing it in the style department precisely because of their tricky layering challenges. In those places, the weather is unchanging over days, but each particular day can swing between sun-baked and bone-chilling. People dress less to achieve an overall look and more to have a ready arsenal of temperature regulators.
Alice Roi, an independent designer in New York who took some time off from the frenzied fashion cycle, acknowledged the Californification of local climes — “I was just on the phone to my husband in L.A., and he was basically wearing the same thing I was,” she said — while still seeing exciting styling possibilities in what she calls “universal” weather.
“I think there’s a New England feeling that’s probably lost, and that is sad,” Ms. Roi said. “I remember getting the L. L. Bean catalog and being, like, which sweater should I get? Which flannel shirt? And that mood is definitely lost, or you could say it’s morphed.”
What holiday cake has been seen on Food Network, Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, CNN & CBS Early Show and stands 11 inches tall and weighs 23.5 pounds? The Pumpecapple Piecake or the Turducken of pie and cake, of course! It is 3 layers of cake that have pies baked inside of them. First, a pumpkin pie baked in a pumpkin spice cake, next our Award Winning Pecan Pie (or chocolate pecan pie) baked in chocolate cake and last but not least our apple pie baked in our spice cake. Each piecake is layered with a generous filling of our scratch made cream cheese icing. Finally this large confection is iced all over with cream cheese icing and garnished with pecan pieces and topped with a generous caramel drizzle. Go ahead, we challenge you to eat the whole thing. Kosher, Dairy Weight and height are approximations only.