You Are Here – Aix-en-Provence

Here’s the beautiful mug from southern France, You Are Here – Aix-en-Provence. It joins the big family of French releases, with more to come! Stay tuned for further updates.

Aix-en-Provence, often simply referred to as Aix, was founded in 123 BCE by the Roman consul Sextius Calvinus, who named it Aquae Sextiae, meaning “the waters of Sextius,” due to the thermal springs in the area. It became a significant Roman colony and a strategic urban center and spa, serving as a stepping stone between Italy and Spain.… Read more

You Are Here – Bologna

Starbucks You Are Here – Bologna is a mug for the vibrant capital of the Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy. The origin of its name can be traced back to the Etruscan word “Bononia,” meaning “settlement of the Boii,” a Celtic tribe that inhabited the area during ancient times. Bologna flourished during the Roman era, known then as Bononia, serving as a crucial hub along the Via Emilia road connecting Rimini to Piacenza.  Throughout the Middle Ages, Bologna rose to prominence as a center of learning and trade, earning the nickname “La Dotta” (the Learned) for its prestigious university, founded in 1088, making it one of the oldest in the world.… Read more

You Are Here – Avignon

Starbucks You Are Here – Avignon is a mug for a city nestled in the sun-kissed Provence region of southeastern France. Avignon holds a significant place in European history. Its name finds its roots in the Celtic tribe of Avii who once inhabited the area. Established as a settlement around the 6th century BCE, Avignon’s strategic location along the Rhône River facilitated its growth into a bustling Roman town known as Avenio. The city witnessed various rulers and conquerors throughout the centuries, from the Romans to the Visigoths and later the Franks.… Read more

You Are Here – Rouen

Starbucks You Are Here – Rouen is a mug for a city nestled in the heart of Normandy (France) which boasts a rich tapestry of history woven through its cobblestone streets and towering cathedrals. Its name is believed to have originated from the Gaulish word “Ratumacos,” meaning “ford of the river,” owing to its strategic location on the Seine River. Renowned as the capital of the Duchy of Normandy in the Middle Ages, Rouen witnessed significant events such as the trial and execution of Joan of Arc in 1431, which left an indelible mark on its cultural identity.… Read more

You Are Here – Clermont-Ferrand

Starbucks You Are Here – Clermont-Ferrand is a mug for a vibrant city nestled in the heart of France, a captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. With its rich heritage and unique charm, it has become a must-visit destination for travelers from around the world.

One of the most fascinating aspects of Clermont-Ferrand is its historical significance. The city dates back to ancient times, with evidence of human presence dating back to prehistoric eras. It was the capital of the Arverni Gauls and was later conquered by the Romans, who named it “Augustonemetum.” The city played a crucial role during the Middle Ages and was a center of trade and culture.… Read more

You Are Here – Ho Chi Minh City 2

Absolutely out of nowhere, You Are Here Ho Chi Minh City 2 was revealed to the world. I am tired of sounding like a broken record, but Starbucks managed to surprise me again! And the reason no one was expecting this, is that Starbucks already released Been There version of the mug for this city more than three years ago!
You Are Here Ho Chi Minh v2 is a complete copy of the first version in terms of the design elements, however, the color palette is completely different.… Read more

You Are Here – Phu Quoc

Starbucks You Are Here – Phú Quốc is probably the last Vietnamese mug from this series since we already seeing Been There on the shelves. It was released to commemorate the opening of the first Starbucks store on Phu Quoc island. The perfect location of this new store right on the beach, allows you to enjoy the amazing ocean views while sipping your favorite Starbucks drink. Starbucks Beach House Sun Primavera (what a name for the store!) boasts over 140 seats indoors and on its expansive outdoor patio providing a profound sense of peace and serenity.… Read more

You Are Here – Granada

A new mug from Spain was spotted recently. Starbucks You Are Here – Granada is a release for a city nestled in the heart of Andalusia, a city steeped in history, culture, and architectural marvels. From its ancient Moorish roots to its vibrant modern-day life, Granada captivates visitors with its enchanting blend of influences.

Granada was founded in the early 13th century by Muhammad I, who became the first king of the Nasrid dynasty. The kingdom of Granada comprised the modern provinces of Granada, Málaga, and Almería.… Read more

You Are Here – Reims

Starbucks You Are Here – Reims mug is now available in stores around Reims, a city located in the Marne department of the Grand Est region in northeastern France. It lies east-northeast of Paris and is situated in a vine-growing region known for producing champagne wine. Reims is overlooked by the Montagne de Reims from the southwest and is traversed by the Vesle River and the Marne-Aisne canal.

The city of Reims has a rich and diverse history. It was founded by the Gauls and later became a major city in the Roman Empire.… Read more

You Are Here – Cordoba

Starbucks You Are Here – Córdoba is a mug for a Spanish city nestled in the heart of Andalusia. From its ancient roots as a Roman settlement to its golden age as the capital of Moorish Spain, Córdoba has witnessed the ebb and flow of civilizations, each leaving an indelible mark on its landscape and character.

Córdoba’s history dates back over two millennia, with evidence of human settlement found as early as the Neolithic period. However, it was under Roman rule that Córdoba truly flourished, becoming an important provincial capital known as Corduba.… Read more

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