Rachel Vensand

Writer

Location icon United States of America

Based in Los Angeles
[email protected]

Portfolio

Music

Dancing Astronaut
11/14/2017
Techno Tuesday: Josh Butler talks ORIGINS RCRDS, 90s influences and A&R

Techno Tuesday is a feature on Dancing Astronaut documenting the culture of underground dance music. We'll bring you exclusive interviews, tracks, and narratives from artists within the techno, tech house, and deep house world in an effort to shed light on some of the best talent outside the world of mainstream dance music.

Locale Magazine
01/20/2017
January 2017 Cover - Step Into the Mind of Steve Aoki

Written By: Rachel Vensand Photography By: Joe Magnani and Jared Schlachet Styled By: Mimu Motamedi Grooming By: Sonia Reshetnikova Steve Aoki It only takes a quick peek at the Billboard Top 40 to see that a wave of electronic music has infiltrated mainstream radio in a more digestible way than ever before.

EARMILK
06/07/2017
KWAYE releases sleek video for "Little Ones" [Videos] - EARMILK

KWAYE burst on the scene this March with his debut "Cool Kids," a summery synth-pop track straight out of the 1980s. Accompanied by a vibrant and highly stylized video, his debut on Mind of a Genius (THEY., Zhu, Gallant) is as memorable as his story.

Impose Magazine
10/28/2016
Twiga, Million $$$ Dream - New Music - Impose Magazine

Ted Dibiase, the infamously moronic early 90s pro-wrestler, is the biggest asshole in WWF history. Watching interviews of him is like witnessing Kenny Powers from Eastbound and Down take up wrestling and actually become a real human being. So naturally, his demise is intriguing; an ostentatious man whose talent and riches utterly fail him at ...

Locale Magazine
02/23/2017
Air + Style LA Boasts a Notable Turnout Despite Rain - Locale Magazine

Written By: Rachel Vensand Air + Style LA Air + Style made the third and final stop of its international tour this weekend at Exposition Park in downtown Los Angeles. Despite threats of the largest storm on record in the last five years on the horizon, world-renowned snowboarders from around the world successfully launched off a 16-story, man-made ramp under 600 tons of snow.

EARMILK
03/20/2017
DJ Mustard signee Ella Mai is 'Ready' to be a household name in R&B [Interview] - EARMILK

Rewind to 2015, and London born Ella Mai showed early promise with a mere four track EP on Soundcloud and a handful of DIY covers on Instagram. Fast forward to present day, and Mai's accomplishments are a reminder to persevere - she's since been discovered by DJ Mustard, has a trilogy of EPs on his label 10 Summers, and just wrapped Kehlani's SweetSexySavage tour as a supporting artist.

EARMILK
03/08/2017
CRSSD illuminates San Diego skyline at Spring 2017 installation - EARMILK

The tasteful house and techno celebration CRSSD Festival made a splash at its fifth installation at downtown San Diego's Waterfront Park last weekend. With headliners 2ManyDJs, Âme, Duke Dumont, Claude Vonstroke, Rødhåd, and Flume, the young festival maintained an underground feel while simultaneously highlighting significant dance-heavy acts.

Food

Locale Magazine
11/15/2016
Fireside by The Patio Chef de Cuisine Shares Passion for Food and Flame

Written By: Rachel Vensand Fireside by The Patio San Diego native Chef Michael Ground is no stranger to versatility in the kitchen. His adaptability as a chef is shown in his creation of American bistro classics for The Patio on Lamont, traditional cuisine at Saska's Steakhouse, and in the uniquely flamekissed meats and veggies of his newest culinary endeavor, Fireside by The Patio.

Lifestyle

The Tab | University of Southern California
08/09/2016
Everything you need to check off your bucket list while attending USC

A complete guide to the best school on earth In its vibrant location near downtown Los Angeles, USC is like Disneyland for college students with unlimited ways to experience the school and the city. With August dawning upon eager Trojans itching to get back on campus, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the multitude of opportunities that USC has to offer.

Career Contessa
One Trick to Improve Focus: Write It Down | Career Contessa

Struggling to keep the 10,000 things on your plate in an organized and manageable fashion so you can tackle them efficiently? While all of your tasks are swirling around your head, it's hard to visualize a realistic plan of attack to complete them. The single best solution? Write them down-on paper.

Career Contessa
24 Hours in Portland | Career Contessa

SPEND A DAY IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE FRIENDLY, THE COMPANIES ARE INNOVATIVE, AND THE FOOD SCENE IS EVEN BETTER. The best part about having a job which requires travel is the opportunity to experience a new place, where you'll meet new people and gain fresh perspective.

Daily Trojan
06/16/2015
USC Libraries to launch full website renovation | Daily Trojan

USC Libraries plans to debut its renovated website on July 1 in the hopes of updating old infrastructure and eliminating outdated information while optimizing user-friendliness. Along with adding entirely new features to the USC Libraries' website, the new design will make previously multi-variable tasks simpler by consolidating numerous usernames and passwords for different sections into a single login for multiple library services.

Beauty

Byrdie
How to Prevent Your Hands From Aging

It's a known fact that the hands are one of the first body parts to show signs of aging. But unlike our faces, where we slather sunscreen, retinol, and all kinds of antioxidants, we leave our hands almost entirely out of the beauty equation.

Byrdie
Multimasking: Why This New Face Mask Trend Is Actually Genius

Sometimes it feels like we are in a constant battle with our skin, trying about a million products to make sure it's glowing but not oily, acne-free but not dry, hydrated but not sweaty... You catch our drift. Which is why the latest skincare trend has us slapping our foreheads in a why didn't we think of this sooner kind of way.

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