"Entertaining at home is all about setting a great ambience, which means getting the lighting right (dimmed lamps are always preferable over spotlights) and playing a killer playlist – if in doubt, go with jazz. Open bottles of wine 30 minutes before guests arrive to let it breathe, and chill champagne for ten minutes in the freezer to about 4°C so it’s the perfect temperature to crack open on arrival. If you’re taking on the cooking, plan your day to the hour to ensure you have enough time for finishing touches. For me, prep always starts the day before. In terms of menus, keep it simple – start with canapés and a seasonal starter like pea and rocket with burrata, then move onto a crowd-pleasing dish like herb-crusted lamb with veg or baked lemon sole. For dessert, keep it simple – homemade ice-cream is always a winner."