I did a day (and a half) in the life of Kevin Rose for dream-client Fast Company. This involved flying to San Francisco and hanging out with the Digg founder and current Google Ventures guru who leads a delightful life filled with meetings in coffee houses and tea lounges and a snuggly dog and beautiful fiancee. Toaster the labradoodle likes to curl up in Kevin’s lap while he’s working in his home office. He’s got a James Bond car (not an exaggeration) but he can and does walk to one of his favorite coffee shops for a great cuppa joe and meetings. Coffee at Blue Bottle. Very, very tasty. I didn’t recognize it at the time, but now I see that Kevin has the Triforce from Zelda on his laptop. I was a big pc gamer as a kid, so I missed out on the Zelda franchise. My boyfriend, however, considers it to be the greatest thing in the universe, so I have learned about things like the Triforce and that Zelda is the chick, not the little elf dude. I’ll play it someday. The next round of meetings took place at the Samovar Tea Lounge, which was totally, ahem, my cup of tea. I have at least 20 varieties of loose-leaf tea in my designated tea cabinet at home and I was really excited to try some new varieties at Samovar, including this neon Green Ecstasy. Kevin’s tea collection puts mine to shame. He has giant blocks of rare teas from China that smell like 100-year-old socks, which is just the coolest. I was painfully wired by the end of this shoot. Kevin’s tolerance to caffeine has got to be nearing toxic levels. Kevin’s fiancee, Darya Pino is a food and health writer. The following day, Kevin Rose interviewed Kevin Systrom (of Instagram) at a Google Ventures event. Thanks to Fast Company for the wonderful assignment and also to Kevin for letting me tag along.