As the days become shorter and the temperature cools, it could be a good time to contemplate a city break before the winter sets in and we suggest a number of excellent destinations for this very purpose. If, however, convening with nature is more your thing, then hopefully our feature on the merits of going to Grazalema will inspire you to immerse yourself in its great outdoors at one of the nicest times of the year.

Buildings that ‘breathe’ and absorb pollution are a reality, as you will see in this issue, as are cars that exceed 700-horsepower – check out the new McLaren 720S, which can hit 100 km/h from a standing start in a mere 2.7 seconds.

We bring you reports on upcoming blockbusters, A Star Is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody, both much anticipated and due in movie theatres this month.

Prime property is also presented in the guise of two prestigious projects that you can read about in these pages: Palo Alto and The Collection.

Coming up at the end of October, don’t miss the Home Fair Marbella at the Palacio de Congresos – see our preview on what you can expect to find there.

Cafés are in vogue and we suggest two of the finest on the Coast: MC Café at the Marbella Club and Cafetería Ke in Sotogrande Port.

Enjoy these great articles among lots more diverse content in this edition’s essential reading.