Discovery Series – Washington, D.C.

Starbucks Discovery Series – Washington, D.C., and the ornament that I’ve added already were released together earlier this month. Traditionally, the bigger mug has more elements in the design:

– The Lincoln Memorial, an iconic symbol of American democracy, stands majestically at the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Dedicated to President Abraham Lincoln, the memorial was designed by architect Henry Bacon and features a striking 19-foot marble statue of Lincoln seated contemplatively. The memorial’s classical Greek temple design, with 36 Doric columns representing the states in the Union at the time of Lincoln’s death, draws millions of visitors annually.… Read more

Discovery Series Ornament – Chicago

I love the blue colors of the brand-new Discovery Series Ornament – Chicago. The bigger mug will follow, so stay tuned.

Chicago, known as the “Windy City,” has a vibrant history that has shaped its identity as one of the most iconic cities in the United States. Founded in 1833, Chicago quickly rose to prominence as a major transportation and trade hub due to its strategic location on the shores of Lake Michigan. The city’s history is closely intertwined with the development of the American Midwest, from the expansion of the railroad industry to the rise of the steel and manufacturing sectors.… Read more

Discovery Series Ornament – Washington, D.C.

Starbucks Discovery Series Ornament – Washington, D.C. was spotted in the stores recently.

Washington, D.C., established as the capital of the United States in 1790, embodies a rich mosaic of American history. Its iconic landmarks, such as the White House and the Capitol, symbolize the nation’s democratic ideals and political evolution. Over the centuries, the city has been witness to pivotal moments in American history, including the Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement, and significant presidential inaugurations. As the center of political power in the country, Washington, D.C., continues to serve as a beacon of democracy and a testament to the nation’s enduring commitment to freedom, justice, and progress.… Read more

Discovery Series Ornament – Las Vegas

Discovery Series Ornament – Las Vegas is the mini mug for the Entertainment Capital Of The World. Las Vegas, founded in 1905, began as a modest railroad town in the Mojave Desert. Its transformation into a bustling metropolis was catalyzed by the legalization of gambling in 1931, attracting waves of tourists and developers. The construction of the Hoover Dam in the 1930s also played a pivotal role, bringing jobs and a surge of workers. The post-World War II era saw the rise of iconic casinos and hotels.… Read more

Discovery Series Ornament – California

Discovery Series Ornament – California compliments the release of the bigger mug that I reviewed earlier.

Here is what ornament has to offer:

– The California Quail, with its distinctive topknot and intricate feather patterns, is a charming symbol of the state’s rich biodiversity. Often seen scurrying through the underbrush in small coveys, the California quail embodies the resilience and beauty of California’s natural landscapes. This iconic bird’s melodious call and striking appearance make it a beloved emblem for Californians, representing the state’s commitment to preserving its wildlife.… Read more

Discovery Series – Ohio

The Buckeye State gets Discovery Series – Ohio mug, featuring a design filled with landmarks and symbols. Here are some of them:

– The Red Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) was adopted as Ohio’s state flower in 1904 to honor President William McKinley, an Ohioan who often wore a scarlet carnation on his lapel. The flower symbolizes love, admiration, and affection, fitting for a state known for its hospitality. Carnations are also popular in gardens and floral arrangements due to their vibrant color and pleasant fragrance.… Read more

Discovery Series – Austin

Starbucks Discovery Series – Austin is the latest addition from Texas, which was expected, since all the collections from the past had it.

Austin stands as the proud capital of Texas, embodying the spirit of the Lone Star State. Founded in 1839, the city was named after Stephen F. Austin, the “Father of Texas.” Its origins trace back to the Republic of Texas era, when it served as the capital of the fledgling nation. Over the years, Austin evolved from a humble frontier settlement into a bustling hub of commerce, education, and government.… Read more

Discovery Series Ornament – Hawaii

Discovery Series Ornament – Hawaii follows the release of the bigger mug. I encourage you to read the full review here.

As for the ornament, similar to other mini mugs from the Discovery series, the design has very few elements. We can see the rainbow, the whale, and a tiny island with palms and waves.

Unlike the bigger mug, the diver is on the back of the ornament and holds the coconut with the straw, instead of Hawaiian Shave Ice. … Read more

Discovery Series – Alaska

Discovery Series – Alaska is a fresh release from the Last Frontier State. Alaska, the largest state in the United States, has a rich history. The land has been home to indigenous peoples for millennia, with vibrant cultures and diverse tribes such as the Aleut, Inupiat, Yup’ik, and Tlingit. In the 18th century, Russian explorers established settlements, paving the way for Russian colonization and the lucrative fur trade. However, in 1867, Alaska was purchased by the United States from Russia, marking a significant turning point in its history.… Read more

Discovery Series – San Francisco

It seems that the Starbucks Discovery Series San Francisco mug has a little bit more detail compared to other mugs from this series. Here are some of them:

– The Golden Gate Bridge, an architectural marvel, was constructed between 1933 and 1937. Standing at an impressive height of 746 feet above the San Francisco Bay, this suspension bridge stretches over 1.7 miles in length. Its distinctive orange-red color, officially known as “International Orange,” was chosen for its visibility in the foggy conditions that often envelop the area.… Read more

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