Are these the dog days of summer?
The Dashing Dog Show
What: Enter your pampered pooch in up to seven categories, including Royal Variety Pawformance and Best Dressed.
Why: Prizes like a hamper from Daisy’s Dog Deli and a subscription to Dogs Today magazine.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Kensington Palace, Orangery Lawn, W8. Tickets (£10 for dogs, free for people) online at hrp.org.uk.
Wish You Were Here
What: Last chance to see Brit artist Laurence Owen’s deceptively dark oil paintings of fractured landscapes.
Why: Don’t be fooled by the candy colours.
When: Today & Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 20 Hoxton Square Projects, 20 Hoxton Sq., N1 6NT (020 7729 2687).
Coco Nail Bar
What: The sleek, recently opened nail salon doubles as a bar for champagne, cocktails and coffee.
Why: Late hours (till 11 p.m.) coming soon.
When: Daily, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 267 Portobello Rd., W11 1LR (020 7243 1113).
What: Tetris-style Post-Its (£7.50) make remembering to do something fun.
Why: Piece your life together.
Where: Online at suck.uk.com.
Made Up Pop-Up Shop
What: Find affordable art by emerging illustrators, designers, printers, sculptors and others at the temporary arts and crafts boutique.
Why: It’s all made by hand.
When: Today-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Arthur and Albert Studio, 50 Acton Mews, E8 4EA.
Photo: Courtesy of The Dashing Dog Show