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Paper Source Valentine's Day
Paper Source Valentine's Day


In 2021 spreading love is a priority! Be it self-love or love for those dear to you, feeling the love becomes easy in Cambridge.

Thu Jan 28, 2021

With our Valentine’s Day ideas, treat yourself, a partner plus loved ones near and far. There are tons of ways to remind everyone how much they’re cared for.

Treat Yourself to Self-Care:

This V-Day, more than any other, should be for showing ourselves extra love. Indulge in a day of relaxation with woman-owned Albertine Press. The Inman Square shop curates a self-care gift box based on your favorite scent. Filled with feel-good products like bath salts and candles, their bundle is perfect for a day of pampering.

Ladies, also prioritize your wellness with a membership to Healthworks Fitness. This women’s fitness club offers virtual classes so you can hit the gym from anywhere. Fly solo or invite gal pals to join in on the action. Working out together this month will get you into the Galentine’s spirit.

Celebrate V-Day Virtually:

One other idea just for gals! Trade a girls’ night out for a girls’ day in. Don’t miss the Galentine Virtual Hangout hosted by Porter Square’s Paper Source. Sip on a champagne cocktail while making paper blooms and pressed flower candles at this brunch-inspired workshop happening February 13. 

Cap off the day of love with a night of laughter. February 14 is Club Passim’s livestream, “Humor for Humanity: Jimmy Tingle's 20/20 Vision.” You can now register to watch comic Jimmy Tingle take the stage. Pop some kernels, grab a comfy seat and laugh with your loved ones, in-person or virtually.

Wine and Dine Your Valentines:

Whether takeout or dine-in is your quaranteam’s thing, Russell House Tavern will satisfy wherever served. With their family-style fare, the whole household can feast on entrees like lobster mac and cheese paired with Valentine’s Day Dinner sides. Dine-in reservations are available February 13-15.

On V-Day, devour a scrumptious steak dinner from The Dial. Their Valentine’s Day to-go menu includes crispy brussel sprouts, Gianduja cake and festive champagne. Place your order by February 11 to pick up on Valentine’s Day. If you’re considering dine-in, note that The Dial is housed in 907 Main… more on Central Square’s new hotel below!

Take a Valentine’s Vacation:

From February 10-16, book a memorable stay at 907 Main with the hotel’s Love Is in the Square package. Cozy up in monogrammed robes as you savor chocolate-covered strawberries along with sparkling wine.

Can’t get away Valentine’s weekend? The Kimpton Marlowe Hotel has you covered; their Sweetheart Valentine’s promotion runs all month long. A few of the bonuses you’ll get are a $100 dining credit for Capalbo’s and your own pillow cases inspired by E.E. Cummings, the Cantabrigian poet.

Don’t Forget the Classics:

Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without something sweet. EHChocolatier's award-winning creations are sure to melt any heart. Nosh on Red Hot Crunch Bark, vegan Raspberry Bliss Batons or Bee Mine Honey Caramel Chocolates—just a few of the options to choose from at this women-owned shop!

Brighten someone’s day with the help of another female entrepreneur. Laura Jean Floral is your local expert on colorful, fresh flowers. Gift a friend a stunning arrangement or surprise your significant other with a romantic bouquet of roses. Valentine’s orders must be placed by February 7.

Whether you celebrate with the classics, virtual events, a visit to Cambridge or self-care, we wish you a safe V-Day filled with love!