Laura Volpi

Writer

Location icon United Kingdom

Portfolio
Dubai Voyager
Yusuf/Cat Stevens

I interviewed Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens) for Dubai Voyager, the customer magazine of Dubai International and Dubai Duty Free.

Abu Dhabi Week
Into the wild

I wrote cover stories for ADW. This travel piece, featuring my photos, included tips on desert driving, hotels, a sporting event and an interview with a camel trainer.

Abu Dhabi Week
Spring Break

I organised and styled fashion shoots, sourced venues and talent, liaised with fashion brands and followed each project from concept to editing for weekly magazine Abu Dhabi Week.

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The Simple Life

I travelled internationally to trade and networking events. For this article I was sent to Italy to attend interior design fair HOMI on behalf of architecture magazine identity.

Magpie
Riyadh renaissance?

I reported on the blossoming Saudi art and design scene for Dubai-based magazine Magpie.

MIR Online
July Reads

As part of the feature writing team at The Mechanics' Institute Review I write book reviews for the monthly suggested reads roundup.

Dubai Voyager
All the way!

I reported about entertainment and sporting events, such as this piece about the Dubai World Cup for Dubai Voyager, the customer magazine of Dubai International and Dubai Duty Free.

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Creative Evolution

For identity magazine I interviewed archistars such as Thomas Heatherwick, whose projects include the Olympic Cauldron for London 2012 and the new London Routemaster bus.

Abu Dhabi Week
Impressive Indian

I reviewed restaurants in the UAE capital for weekly magazine Abu Dhabi Week. This article featured an Indian restaurant and three venues where to eat seafood.

Dubai Voyager
Flying High

I wrote about airport developments and events, retail openings, product launches and industry trends for Dubai Voyager, the customer magazine of Dubai International and Dubai Duty Free.

Abu Dhabi Week
Win! Win! Win!

I liaised with local venues and retailers, as well as global brands, to source weekly readers’ prizes for Abu Dhabi Week magazine. The prizes were always different every week.

Abu Dhabi Week
Time to explore: Masdar City

For weekly magazine Abu Dhabi Week I explored less known areas of the UAE capital to create useful map guides.

Abu Dhabi Week
Update (News page)

I wrote news articles for Abu Dhabi Week. This included reporting from building sites, schools and entertainment venues, interviewing members of the public and celebrities and liaising with news agencies.

Abu Dhabi Week
Wellbeing

I tested beauty products and spa treatments and wrote about beauty tips and new product launches for weekly magazine Abu Dhabi Week.

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Welcome to gastro-tecture

I interviewed architects and designers, visited venues and liaised with customers for this article about designer restaurants for architecture magazine identity.

Abu Dhabi Week
Going out

I wrote film reviews for weekly magazine Abu Dhabi Week covering the main new releases of Hollywood and Bollywood films in UAE cinemas.

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Icon: Eiffel Tower

As part of identity magazine's regular column Icon I wrote about globally famous design and worldwide architectural landmarks.

Dubai Voyager
Sunny side up

For Dubai Voyager, the official customer magazine of Dubai International and Dubai Duty Free, I wrote travel and lifestyle pieces.

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Natural selection

For design and architecture magazine identity I often wrote about striking architectural projects, such as this Sardinian holiday home by Italian duo Parisotto+Formenton.

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Dream big / New horizons

As part of identity magazine's monthly Portfolio section I regularly wrote about new and upcoming property, architecture and design projects around the world.

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Grand designs

On behalf of identity magazine I interviewed luxury hospitality designer Jean Michel Gathy, whose award-winning hotel projects are scattered across the globe.

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Design destinations

For identity magazine I kept track and reported from global design fairs, liaising with exhibitors and worldwide brands to arrange features and interviews. I was also in charge of keeping the readers' design agenda up to date.

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Unique touches

As part of identity magazine's monthly Forum section I regularly wrote about new designs, exhibitions, competitions and luxury shopping.

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Industrial charm

For design and architecture magazine identity, I often wrote about striking interior design projects, such as this stylish Istanbul home created by architectural studio Autoban.

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