Been There Christmas – Texas

Been There Christmas Texas mug joins the party of Starbucks Been There Christmas Collection. Similar to regular mug it kept all state symbols, while having that festive look with gold linings on the white background. Btw, if you decide to use it on the daily basis, please remember, you can’t place it in microwave, because of the gold paint used. While I am sure Starbucks didn’t use real gold (you wish!), paint probably has metal particles in it. … Read more

Been There Ornament – Houston

Here’s another mini mug from Texas, this time it’s Starbucks Been There Ornament Houston. The color palette is green and brown while string is green. What do we see here:
Magnolia City is one of the earliest of Houston’s many nicknames.
a horseshoe – referring to ranchers
an oil rig – since the economy of Houston is based primarily on the energy industry, particularly oil
Houston City Hall – constructed during 1938 and 1939
I would like to specifically mention the Starbucks cup, which is supposed to be found on each of the mugs from Been There series.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Texas

Starbucks Been There Ornament Texas has probably one of the most laconic designs so far. As far as I can see, the front has only these items:
– a cowboy boot and hat – obviously
– a star shaped sheriff’s badge – a very well known element from Westerns (movies)
– I can also mention a pair of cacti, but they are leaning towards the side of the mug
And that’s it! The string is light orange, btw.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Dallas

In the contrast to the busy design of the bigger mug, Starbucks Been There Ornament Dallas has very few elements on the front:
Bigger’n Dallas stands for “bigger than Dallas” and is usually used to describe some impossible-to-miss object or event. It comes back from the days when Dallas was the biggest city in the state.
a football ball – probably referring to Dallas Cowboys – a professional American football team.
a guitar – referring to Annual Dallas International Guitar Festival which is the oldest and largest guitar festival show in the world
a cowboy hat – no explanation is needed
a head of a cow/bull.… Read more

Been There – Dallas

This week was pretty eventful in terms of BT releases. Namely, Wednesday, April 18 is the day when licensed stores started selling US BT cities. Yes, there was Austin earlier, but this time it was official green light from Starbucks, I guess. How do you guys like this Starbucks Been There Dallas mug? To be honest with you, I am getting more and more into this new collection. On the other side, locals complain that it doesn’t really feels like Dallas to them.… Read more

Been There – Austin

I’ve posted some Canadian City mugs from BT series recently, but those were just previews. As you probably remember, those pictures had been revealed by Starbucks via Pinterest. The actual release was planned for June, and I didn’t really expect this to happen that early, namely appearing of Starbucks Been There Austin mug in store! Yes, it’s happening! Even though not all States have been officially released yet, Starbucks started to roll out cities! The list is pretty big and there is a good chance your city is also coming out.… Read more

Been There – Texas

If you remember my first post about the new collection coming, I used the blurry image of the Texas mug, since it was the only one we had available. Well, here it is, the real photo of Starbucks Been There Texas mug. I want you to compare these two images side-by-side:
bt_texas_sidebyside
Do you see the difference? That’s right, they rearranged the elements on the mug. Does it mean there was the last minute change before the release? Or there was the pre-production version which never got to stores?… Read more