You Are Here Christmas – Egypt

Starbucks You Are Here – Egypt is a country mug from 2018 Holiday Season, which fell through the cracks and which I only discovered now. What’s interesting about this mug, that it has no regular version! That is correct, we have no option to compare it to colorized one, so let’s review it as is. According to Starbucks, here are some points of interest which are associated with Egypt the most:
– Three Egyptian pyramids located in Giza are the Pyramid of Khufu (a.k.a.… Read more

You Are Here Christmas – Istanbul 2

Again, thanks to a reader of my blog with an eagle eye, I’ve discovered that there were two mugs I missed to add last Holiday Season! And here’s one of them, You Are Here Christmas – Istanbul 2 mug which is very unique in a sense, that it is the only Christmas city mug with the red handle!
Below, is the collage of all three Istanbul YAHs side by side. As you can see, there are couple other elements making Christmas v1 and v2 different, apart from the red handle, namely:
– the Christmas tree and snowman have switched places
– there are two additional candy canes on the right
– the small ship now carries a gift box
– the tram on the front of the mug is now missing the huge bow, which was initially introduced with v1
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You Are Here Christmas – Romania

No regular mug has been released for Romania, nonetheless here’s the picture of Starbucks You Are Here Christmas – Romania. In other words, Starbucks went straight ahead with Holiday Edition. While waiting for a better pics, I can only recognize Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest. It was designed and supervised by a team of 700 architects with the Anca Petrescu being the head architect. The construction has started in 1984 and even now it’s still not completed. Unfortunately there are some dark sides of it, as it was ordered by Romanian dictator, Nicolae Ceaușescu, who needed it at any cost.… Read more

Been There Christmas – Arizona

Starbucks Been There Christmas Arizona mug reveals some interesting details. Take a look at the image below, where I compare the BT Arizona and it’s Holiday Edition. See how “The Sand Hill State” nickname was replaced with a lizard (I was not able to identify which exactly that one is). And the reason for this change is the numerous complaints from Arizona residents who refused to accept this design. Apparently it went viral and Starbucks decided to update the mug, to make everyone happy.… Read more

Been There Christmas – Canada

The one and only Canadian Holiday Edition – Starbucks Been There Christmas Canada. Yep, despite of the fact, that there are 20 Canadian BT mugs released so far, there is only one painted in gold. My understanding, Starbucks was not sure about the demand and decided to choose the safe way. There is also a possibility, that they keep other cities and provinces for the next year. Let’s hope for the second option!… Read more

Been There Christmas – Boston

Starbucks Been There Christmas Boston is the Holiday Edition of the second version of the existing mug. As a reminder, Boston was one of the mugs with misprint (see this post for more details). As for this particular mug, the actual error was “Boston Commons” instead of “Boston Common” on the back of the mug. As you can see on the pic below, Christmas edition, as expected, has the proper wording.

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