Vanessa Labi

Assistant Editor

Back Writer

Vanessa Labi is assistant editor for Comstock’s and a writer who specializes in culture, arts, lifestyle and personal essays. She shares cultural commentary, introspective pleasures and bummers, and links in her newsletter, The Vessel (VanessaLabi.Substack.com). See her work at Vanessa-Labi.com. On Instagram @Vanessa.Labi.

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Getting to Know: Faith J. McKinnie

Gallerist Faith J. McKinnie is highlighting the work she wants to see in her Midtown gallery that highlights contemporary art by underrepresented artists.

Nov 30, 2021 Vanessa Labi

Getting to Know: Lupe Nambo

Licensed marriage and family therapist Lupe Nambo considers it her mission to “decolonize therapy.”

Oct 22, 2021 Vanessa Labi

Getting to Know: Chris Bond

Tucked into a Tahoe Park warehouse is Spiders Garage, a wonderland of vintage clothing collected and sourced by owner Chris Bond.

Sep 22, 2021 Vanessa Labi

Comstock’s Talks: Influencing Our Habits

PODCAST: There are more than 3,000 influencers in Sacramento, who make their living by building an audience, establishing a brand and creating compelling content online. We asked a few of the most prominent how they learned to turn their lives into art – and commodify it.

Vanessa Labi

Getting to Know: Fitsom Studios

Fitsom Studios shifted from fitness to pain and stress management in September 2019. In a culture where sitting and anxiety are part of daily life, the husband-and-wife team found that modalities like breathing techniques and myofascial massage were more valuable and relevant.

Mar 27, 2020 Vanessa Labi

Getting to Know: Daniel Stephan

How Niche Bread & Company founder kneads self-care into success

Daniel Stephan may blend in with his fellow millennials. He’s an avid podcast listener, has a few tattoos and has nurtured a passion project into a dream job. But the baker and owner of Niche Bread & Company in Midtown Sacramento also has an old-school approach to the basics of healthy living — nutrition, discipline, balance — that affects the way he runs his business. 

Jul 19, 2019 Vanessa Labi