With Love from Harvard Square

It is no secret that the people of Harvard Square enjoy expressing their opinions and that we have earned our reputation as the most opinionated zip code in America…but we are not just fighters and opiners, we are also full of love.

The Harvard Square Business Association’s (HSBA’s) “With Love from Harvard Square Video Valentine” project was inspired by a series of fortunate events in 2007.
In 2007 we posted a new video valentine on You Tube from the people of Harvard Square. Our Videographer for the project is renowned Photographer Mark Ostow, who lives and works within minutes of Harvard Square. He and his camera and sound guy Eric charmed their way into the hearts of many. Our project producer, Rosie Diaz, also stepped into the act for a few days to shoot, edit and SWAK a video valentine or two onto Youtube.

This month using TWITTER in the place of Cupid’s Arrow it is the HSBA’s great pleasure to re-release our valentine videos during the month of February, If you are interested in receiving our Valentweets please visit http://twitter.com/HarvardSquare

We will also post a link to the videos sent on our Website of Daily Events in Harvard Square www.harvardsquare.com
For more info about photographer and videographer Mark Ostow

Valentine’s Day Weekend Events in Harvard Square:

In our Shops!

BerryLine will introduce special Valentine’s Day flavors: a Rose flavor and a Taza Chocolate flavor for you to love!

Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe is featuring an amazing hand-dipped extra-large strawberries in European chocolate; $2.75/each *Chocolate from all over the world-The largest selection in the square *Valentines Day Gift Baskets starting at $29.99 *Huge assortment of Valentine’s Day gifts for your LOVE.
Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe, Six Brattle Street 617-491-8888 www.cardullos.com

Faron Salon February Special! Couples haircuts – if a couple wants to book two haircuts together on the same day or with the same stylist in the month of February one cut is full price the other is half off.
Faron Salon, 57 JFK Street 617-354-3313 www.faronsalon.com

As a Valentine’s Day special at Gnomon Copy we will print 18″ x 24″ posters “of a Loved One” for $21.00 each instead of $30.00 each.
Gnomon Copy, 1308 Mass Ave., 617-491-1111 www.gnomonhs.com

Harvard Square Shiatsu Valentine’s Day Gift Certificate Special!
Gift Two One-hour Shiatsu Massages for $110 (save $20!)
Harvard Square Shiatsu – www.harvardsquareshiatsu.com 12 Arrow Street, Suite 108, 617-441-3377

KangoGift is offering a special “secret admirer” promotion where people can anonymously send Valentine’s Day gifts to someone’s cell phone. Deals include unique 2 for 1 offers great for date nights and fun experiences. www.kangogift.com

Lush is hosting a Pre Valentine’s Day Party on the 13th, buy any wrapped gift over $40 and get any massage bar of your choice free! Sweetheart Party on the 14th Valentine’s Day, with an offer of spend $45 and receive a Love Themed Goodie Bag. Limited supplies on both days, so get here early!
Lush Cosmetics, 30 JFK Street 617-497-5874

Sweet is featuring special Valentine’s flavors – chocolate raspberry, strawberries and cream, chocolate covered strawberry, white chocolate, and our ever-popular red velvet! We will also offer special Valentine’s toppers – X’s and O’s, roses, hearts
Sweet, Zero Brattle Street www.sweetcupcakes.com 617-547-2253

Please join boutiques Alo, Via Vai and Faron Salon for an “I Love Haiti” relief discount and raffle! Get a discount on your Valentines dress and be entered into our $200.00 raffle AND
get a cut and color by renowned stylist Faron! Drawing will be held February 15!
Alo 34JFK Street
Via Vai, 63 JFK Street
Faron Salon at 57JFK Street

Dahn Yoga
From 11th Thursday through 17th Wednesday
Try one yoga class free!
Join together, recieve 15% off memberships
Dahn Yoga , 1110 Mass Ave, 617-576-9642,

Oggi Gourmet is featuring a Sexy Cupcake Valentines Day Treat! Enjoy a FREE Sexy Cupcake with the purchase of 2 Slices and a Drink OR with the purchase of “Steve’s Burger.” Cupcakes will be available all Valentine’s Day. Sexy Cupcakes will also be available for sale on Valentine’s Day for $3.00 and if you buy one you get one free!

Oggi Gourmet, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue – Holyoke Center Arcade Cambridge www.oggigourmet.com 617-345-0022

Romance 101: Valentine’s Day at The Charles Hotel

The Charles Hotel, Harvard Square, is the Smart Place to Stay this Valentine’s Day.

It is these nights that we remind our loved ones how much they mean to us. This year, we’re offering the Romance 101 Package, giving couples the chance to fall in love all over again.

The Romance 101 Package includes:

– Glasses of sparking wine at check-in

– Overnight accommodations in a deluxe guestroom, featuring sumptuous down linens, complimentary wi-fi access, DVD players, and Bose Wave┬« radios.

– Bottle of sparking wine with a Valentine’s Day themed dessert delivered to your room

– Breakfast in bed provided by room-service or breakfast for two in the hotel’s signature restaurant, Henrietta’s Table.*

– Passes for two for ice-skating on the Rink at The Charles Hotel.

Guests can also enter to win this package. Submit your “How We Met” story and we will pick one lucky couple to enjoy this night of romance. Entries can be submitted to: Elizabeth Stefan at estefan@charleshotel.com by noon on February 9, 2010.