Burlingtons Magazine issue 02: from country sports to celebrating the arts
This week, Vantage Media introduced Burlingtons Magazine's second edition – a celebration of autumn's country pursuits, luxury lifestyle and city investments. Editing this issue, which featured expert commentary from members of the Burlingtons Club, I was fascinated to learn about knew trends in international investment – from British investment into the Scandi cities to affluent Hong Kong-based buyers transforming Prime Central London's property market, and even how UK non-domiciled residents can make more of their money. I was also interested to learn how the traditional game shoot is transforming the countryside, and the lengths that the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has gone to support both wildlife conservation efforts (with its Green Shoots programme) and local economies surrounded popular shooting estates alike. “Wildlife, including red and amber-listed species, flourishes on land managed for shooting and we know that wading birds are up to five times more successful on moors managed by gamekeepers. In addition, birds and butterflies are more diverse and populated in woodlands managed for shooting,” says Steve Bloomfield, BASC's executive director of shooting and operations. Elsewhere in the magazine, I was delighted to chat to the founder of Kensington's NK Ballet School, Natalia Kremen, about the origins of her popular London academy and her career with the English National Ballet. From such career heights, Kremen now focuses her passion on ensuring talented and determined dancers from all walks of life can have the chance to forge a career in this challenging art form. Burlingtons Magazine is a quarterly, 80-page lifestyle magazine designed to inform its affluent readers about a range of topics covering legal, real estate and private office, as well as bringing the best of business and lifestyle products from Mayfair and beyond.