August is the hottest, busiest month of the year here, and to complement the Marbella summer, we have assembled an edition that is positively sizzling with quality content. Accordingly, we suggest you find somewhere shady and, accompanied by a long cool one, enjoy to the max.

Top stories to look out for this month include Andalucia’s Secluded Beaches, Life Aboard the World’s Largest Passenger Cruise Ship, Symphony of The Seas, The Rise of River Cruising and The Summer Polo Season at Sotogrande.

Check out the sensuality of selected luxury swimwear as modelled by Chloe Lloyd on location in the Maldives and a range of stunning costumes from New Look.

Life in the fast lane features strongly in these pages with an exposé on the brand new luxury BMW i8 Roadster and an unveiling of Porsche’s concept car, the 911 Speedster.

We also bring you a multitude of personalities, luxury living options, and memorable dining venues among many other articles to savour during the long month ahead.