Originally published in spring 2010
Chief Meteorologist, WFLA
What he’s wearing: Cashmere and silk sport coat, Saks Fifth Avenue; navy pants and lavender dress shirt, Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection
Benevolent projects: John Winter Memorial Teddy Bear Roundup; Toys for Tots
Favorite Designers: Robert Talbott, Barney’s New York, Adam Derrick
Top 3 songs on my iPod: “When September Ends” by Greenday, “Beautiful Day” by U2 and “One Night in Bangkok” by Murray Head
Prized possession: Family and friends (if you can call them possessions)
Favorite Tampa nightspot: Samurai Blue
What inspires me: People who achieve what they set out to do, no matter the obstacles.
Can’t get enough of: World War II documentaries. I love history.
If I had to be stranded on an island with one person: Jennifer Anniston or Halle Berry, whoever is available since Ginger and Mary Ann made it off the island.
Specialty in the kitchen: Salsa, limoncello and lefse (Norwegian potato crepe)
Can’t live without: A motorcycle
Guilty pleasure: High-quality sunglasses and really good Mexican tequila
Most beautiful place in the world: Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. Na Pali Coast, Kauai. Bertesgarten, Germany… hard to pick!
Bay area’s Best-kept secret: Taco Bus (if it’s still a secret)
Most ridiculous fashion purchase: Back in the ‘70s, I had one—and only one—of those polyester disco shirts. I never wore it. It was a tan color… blech.
Most unusual item in my home: A jolly musical chimp from the 80s
Greatest extravagance: Staying in the Shangri La Hotel in Kowloon. It overlooks Hong Kong Harbor.
I would travel 5,000 miles to see: And eat at an In-N-Out Burger