On the hotly-anticipated launch of his New York opening, we caught up with Juan Santa Cruz - designer, restaurateur and founder of the Santa Cruz Co - on creating the ultimate dining atmosphere. From what’s on the menu to setting a table fit for Fashion Week, we talk cocktail hour, interior etiquette, and those all-important floral details.

Dress up or dress down?

Our first cocktails of the night should be? 
Pisco Sour

What's on the playlist? 
Brazilian Music

Interior musts? 
Perfect lighting. Perfect music. Perfect friends

And what about the flowers? 
Always FLOWERBX. And voluptuous

Your menu must-have. 
Just the right amount of everything

Favourite recipe stolen from another restaurant? 
Vitello Tonnato from Harry's Bar in Venice

Best kept party secret? 
It's a secret...

Dream dinner guests? 
My friends

Herbal tea or nightcap?

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Self-proclaimed interiors obsessive and mother of three - with impressive fashion credentials to match - Paula Sutton, opens the doors of her Norfolk country home.




Co-founder and Chief Officer of Moda Operandi, Lauren Santo Domingo, invites us into her impressive Southampton manse for our latest Dining With series.