You Are Here – Changde

Starbucks You Are Here – Changde is supposedly the first one from the new batch of 11 Chinese mugs coming this Fall. You heard it right, Starbucks is adding 11 new YAHs for China in addition to dozens released already. Well, more mugs, more fun. It is also an opportunity to learn something new about the places you’ve never been to before (but probably going to visit someday).
The first mentions of the settlement in this area are dating back to as far as 8,000 years ago.… Read more

You Are Here – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Saudi National Day

You Are Here – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Saudi National Day is a special edition of the regular YAH. It has been released to honor the celebration of Saudi National Day which is held every year on September 23 to commemorate the renaming of the Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The mug is designed using a green color palette. Green is the main color of the flag of the country and represents Islam.… Read more

You Are Here – Japan 5 Fall Edition

Breaking news (as it usually happens with the releases from the “Land of the Rising Sun”)! You Are Here – Japan 5 – Fall Edition mug continues series of Japanese mugs, ornaments, and tumblers. These were so popular from the get-go, that Starbucks decided to have one version per season, and that’s what makes them so special.
This time the mount Fuji is wearing the red clothes which along with the falling multicolored maple leaves on the front of the mug are supposed to symbolize the Fall colors.… Read more

You Are Here – Ganzhou

Starbucks You Are Here – Ganzhou mug has been released in March and joins a numerous family of Chinese mugs.
The front of the mug is mostly displaying the elements of nature. Three oranges are the reminder that the city of Ganzhou and province Jiangxi, in general, are significant producers of oranges, especially navel oranges during winter months.
Here are some architectural places to visit:
– Mei Pass – forms the boundary between the provinces of Jiangxi and Guangdong. It used to be an important route back in the days with fortifications built along the road.… Read more

You Are Here – Bucharest

Again, thanks to a kind Facebook user, the most recent YAH release has popped up on my radar. This time it is You Are Here – Bucharest mug which was designed using many shades of blue. The front of the mug is occupied with architectural points of interest from this Romanian city:
– The Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Român) is a concert hall opened in 1888. It became a landmark of the city and hosts concerts on an almost daily basis.
– Triumphal Arch (Arcul de Triumf) is a stone version of the previously built wooden arch.… Read more

You Are Here – Valencia

Starbucks You Are Here – Valencia mug has been revealed by an avid collector from Spain. I really like how they pictured The Falles (Fallas) – a traditional celebration held in commemoration of Saint Joseph and specifically La Cremà. The latter is a culmination point of the celebration when all “fallas” (decorations which include huge dolls) are burnt down. That’s what those “people on fire” are on the front of the mug.
Stay tuned for more pics.… Read more

You Are Here – Oktoberfest

There were some rumors about this mug coming, yet the release of Starbucks You Are Here – Oktoberfest has caught me by surprise. Thanks to a friend, here are some exclusive photos from which you can see that the new mug has all the elements from five Oktoberfest Icons combined in one!
This includes:
– Lederhosen and Dirndl (traditional costumes worn in Austria and Germany)
– The Bavarian pretzel which is a classic Oktoberfest snack (makes good pair with beer!)
– Beer and Würstl (Bavarian sausages) is another inseparable pair and symbol of the festival
– Krinoline which has been present at the Oktoberfest since 1924.… Read more

You Are Here – Jinghong

Starbucks You Are Here – Jinghong mug has been revealed by a Facebook user today. Yes, another one has joined numerous family of Chinese mugs already available in stores.
Jinghong is a city in the far south of China’s Yunnan province. It was founded in 1180 under the name of Chiang Hung and has been always under the radar of major surrounding powers like Burma(Myanmar), Siam(now Thailand), and China.
The picture I have doesn’t allow me to properly review design elements, however, I do see Jinghong Primitive Forest Park.… Read more

You Are Here – Warsaw

I somehow missed to add You Are Here – Warsaw mug to the site, even though it was released quite some time ago – in October 2018! And thanks to an attentive reader of this blog, the capital of Poland makes it’s appearance here. Anyway, here are some items from the mug:
– The Royal Castle has served as the official residence of the Polish monarchs for centuries. It is located in the Castle Square, at the entrance to the Warsaw Old Town.… Read more

You Are Here – Bremen

I stopped counting how many German YAHs there are already. Here’s is another one, brand new You Are Here – Bremen. It has been spotted 2 days ago, but it is only now that I got the picture to share with you, thanks to a friend.
Bremen is a major economic hub of the northern regions of Germany. Many international companies have headquarters here. That’s maybe what designers were trying to emphasize by placing some tall buildings in the background on the front of the mug.… Read more

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