This Fall, my husband enrolled at Harvard Business School. As the summer winded down and the beginning of the school-year approached, we made the ultimate “sacrifice” and moved out of our Back Bay apartment and into a Cambridge townhouse closer to HBS. I was nervous (to say the least!) about moving out of our familiar neighborhood and into what felt like a foreign country. After living in Boston for almost eight years, I had only ventured into Cambridge four or five times, which were primarily for Harvard Football games…afterall, we did live four whole miles away! It has been about six weeks since our move and I must say, I have fallen head over heels in love with my new zip code.
First and foremost, Harvard Business School is an architectural masterpiece. The interiors, exteriors, and landscape are perfection.
The breath-taking interiors
The infamous Harvard Yard and some shots of Harvard Square
Harvard Square – just a two-minute walk away – is lively, energetic, young and vibrant. It is filled with a vast selection of fabulous restaurants and trendy clothing boutiques. Here are some of my favorite local restaurants.
Harvest – 44 Brattle Street, Harvard Square. An elegant restaurant serving traditional New England cuisine. A quintessential Harvard Square classic!
Tory Row – 3 Brattle Street, Harvard Square. The latest venture by restauranteurs Matthew Curtis and Christopher A. Lutes features an eclectic menu with items ranging from curry apricot cheese spread to grilled hanger steak. The interior is minimalistic with a hip vibe.
Russell House Tavern – 14 JFK Street, Harvard Square. A two-level gastropub serving mid-priced American classics. It’s a great spot to dine as well as to mingle with friends over cocktails, beer or wine. My personal favorite!
Henrietta’s Table – One Bennett Street, Harvard Square. American, organic cuisine with locally grown ingredients. Henrietta’s Kitchen is quaint, comfortable and has delicious food.
My view of the Charles River and HBS from my apartment – It would be hard not to fall in love with a view like this.
….Last, but not least, a few links to my favorite retailers in Harvard Square
The Andover Shop - Cashmere, Bowties and Tweed. A VERY charming men’s boutique.
Mint Julep - Trendy women’s clothing.
Lush – Handmade soaps, lotions, scrubs, cosmetics…basically, it’s a product-junkies dream.
Monella – Trendy and chic women’s apparel.
The Tannery – Hotspot for men’s and women’s designer clothing, shoes and outerwear.
Tess - European Fashion.