Mainland China Been There ornaments

What you see is the picture of the brand new Been There Ornaments released for Mainland China. There are thirteen cities and one country ornament revealed so far. The city ones match the design and the color palette of the bigger mugs (I reviewed them in my previous post). The country ornament, however, is special in at least two ways. First, there is no matching bigger mug for it, at least for now. And the second distinctive feature is the use of gold colors in the design.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Cebu

And last, but not least out of four Philippines ornaments is Starbucks Been There Ornament Cebu. Cebu province consists of the main island and 167 surrounding islands and islets. Its capital, Cebu City, a.k.a. “the Queen City of the South”, is the oldest city and first capital of the Philippines.
Very much like its full-sized brother, the ornament is featuring a giant Whale Shark on the front. Cebu seems to be a perfect spot to have a swimming/diving tour with these majestic giant animals.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Manila

Starbucks Been There Ornament Manila looks similar to the full-size mug and comes with the red string. Manila is the capital of the Philippines and the most densely populated city proper in the world.
The design of the ornament is dedicated to a great mix of the city’s architecture that shows a wide range of styles from different historical and cultural periods. While browsing the city, you can notice American, Spanish, Chinese, and Malay influences everywhere.
I would like to mention the Rizal Monument (Motto Stella, “guiding star”).… Read more

Been There Ornament – Boracay

Starbucks Been There Ornament Boracay is the second out of four Philippines ornaments released back in 2020. Boracay is a popular touristic destination and I made a review of the bigger mug two years ago.
The design of the ornament is all about the wide range of activities the island of Boracay can offer.
Willy’s Rock is probably the island’s most popular landmark. It is located in shallow waters near the beach and represents a tidal island with a statue of the Virgin Mary on top of steps that are carved into the volcanic rock.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Philippines

Two years ago, I’ve mentioned that as many as seventeen mugs and four ornaments were released for the Pearl of the Orient Sea. And while I reviewed all regular-size mugs back then, the ornaments had to wait for their turn. I am finally able to add all four mini mugs to my collection.
This is Starbucks Been There Ornament Philippines. You can see my review of the bigger the bigger mug here. From what I can see, these two have many common elements, which is not always true for Been There mugs.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Nevada 2

I am excited to see the release of Been There Ornament – Nevada v2 that is following the update of the bigger mug that was released last year. The most obvious change is the color scheme, which was changed from red-orange to blue. The bird on the front of the ornament is also different, however, I can’t tell what bird that is.
I wonder if that will be the new norm for the new versions of the existing ornaments and mugs?… Read more

You Are Here Ornament – Amsterdam

Since these cute mini cups always had a particular place in my heart, I was more than happy to learn about the release of the Starbucks You Are Here Amsterdam Ornament. What makes it even more special, is the fact that it comes out exactly one year after the very last YAH ornament that I’ve reviewed here. The new release has exactly the same design as the bigger mug, obviously, as it was always the case for You Are Here collection.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Universal Studios Resort

Starbucks Been There Ornament – Universal Studios Resort is being finally released, almost three years after its full-size sibling. I was quite disappointed back then since ornaments hold a special place in my heart. Thanks, Starbucks, for fixing this!
The new ornament, unlike the latest Disney minis, has fewer elements in the design, when compared to the bigger mug. The box is orange and the string is blue.
Going from the right to the left of the ornament, here’s what we see:
There is the entrance to Universal Studios Florida (a.k.a.… Read more

Been There Ornament Disney – Magic Kingdom 2

This is Been There Ornament Disney – Magic Kingdom v2 that you can find on the shelves in the park, next to the bigger mug. Read my previous post for a full review of the list of symbols that can be found on both mug and ornament. And yes for v2s, Starbucks decided to make the design of the mug and ornament identical, which is different from what we’ve seen before.

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