Face it: spring is a-springing.
Carter Kustera Bespoke Portraits
What: The New York artist turns photographs into original artwork by drawing silhouettes in pencil and painting them in gouache on 140-pound Lanaquarelle paper.
Why: You get to select your favourite colour and add a witty one-liner.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: Atelier Abigail Ahern, 137 Upper St., N1 1QP (020 7354 8181).
Andy Warhol: Portraits
What: Rare paintings and unique prints and films, including thirteen screen tests from The Factory played on a loop.
Why: Pop in for a minute. Or fifteen.
When: To 9 May. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Olyvia Fine Art, 17 Ryder St., SW1Y 6PY (020 7925 2986).
What: Chocolate- and yoghurt-covered edamame beans.
Why: Snacky, yes, but also healthy with eight essential amino acids and soya protein.
When: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Sat., 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Raoul’s Deli, 8-10 Clifton Rd., W9 1SZ (020 7289 6649); Selfridges, 400 Oxford St., W1A 1AB (0800 123400).
GROOVE, EAT & SHOP
Harvey Nichols Hub
What: Famed fashion destination goes on tour with lunch courtesy of Bistrotheque, live music and a DJ set by Sam Ronson.
Why: Vending machine dispensing must-haves like Audio Chi headphones, Opening Ceremony trinkets and D.L. & Co scented candles.
When: Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Fri., Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX; Sat., Turqouise Island, 222 Westbourne Grv., W11 2RJ; Sun., Spitalfields Market, Commercial St., E1 6GB.
Photo: Courtesy of Carter Kustera