Live a little.
Secret Name: David Wightman
What: The Brit artist used paint and precision-cut wallpaper to create unusually textured landscapes and abstract paintings.
When: His obsession with colour will cheer up grey days.
Where: Fri.-19 Dec. Tues.-Fri., noon-6 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Art Work Space, The Hempel Hotel, 31-35 Craven Hill Gds., lwr. grd. flr., W2 3EA (020 7298 9000).
From Where I Stand
What: It’s the last weekend to see Mary McCartney’s portraits and photographs snapped backstage at rock concerts and fashion shows.
Why: Stella’s sister and Paul’s daughter: you can be sure she had access to all areas.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Michael Hoppen Gallery, 3 Jubilee Pl., SW3 3TD (020 7352 3649).
What: The Michelin-starred, modern Chinese favourite opens an outpost in Central London.
Why: Book a table downstairs or share steamed king crab dim sum and tea-soaked pork ribs over cocktails in the lounge.
When: Mon.-Wed., noon-12:30 a.m.; Thurs.-Sat., noon-1:30 a.m.; Sun., noon-midnight.
Where: 17 Bruton St., W1J 6QB (020 7907 1888).
Postcarden Holiday Cards
What: Seasonal pop-up greeting cards (starry sky, log cabin, ice skater) transform into a minigarden when you add water.
Why: Watch it grow into a festive (cress) forest.
When: You don’t want your card to end up in the bin.
Where: Online at postcarden.com.
What: Danish chef Christoffer Hruskova (Fig Bistro) opens a new space serving Nordic-inspired dishes made with British produce.
Why: Feast on venison rolled in burnt hay, smoked and seared scallops, or glazed veal sweetbread and onions.
When: Mon.-Thurs., noon-2:30 p.m. & 6-10:30 p.m.; Fri., noon-2:30 p.m. & 6-11 p.m.; Sat., 6-11 p.m.
Where: 69-73 St John St., EC1M 4AN (020 3217 0033).
Photo: David Wightman / Courtesy of Art Work Space