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

You Are Here – Milan

Along with the Italy YAH, Starbucks has released You Are Here – Milan mug as well. This is the only Italian city Starbucks has the store in so far, but more are expected to come soon. Despite of the grand opening, on-site roastery and incredible interior design of the store, it is yet remains to be seen, whether Starbucks can acquire its niche on the Italian market.… Read more

You Are Here – Italy

Here’s Starbucks You Are Here – Italy mug. It took Starbucks 47 years to open its first store in Italy. The reason is pretty obvious – Italians take coffee seriously and prefer drinking espresso on the run. They come to coffee shop or bar, order their espresso, drink it fast, pay and leave. It takes 5 minutes and this is quite different compared to the behavior of the common Starbucks customer. To be honest with you, I find myself disappointed with the lack of free space in Starbucks stores quite often.… Read more

You Are Here Ornament – Japan 2 “Winter Edition”

Along with the full-sized mug, Starbucks has also released You Are Here Ornament – Japan v2 “Winter Edition”. Here’s something I’ve forgot to mention in my previous post – the new mug and ornament are light blue inside compared to red in the first edition. The string is also light blue.

Please also see side by side collage of v1 and v2:

You Are Here – Japan 2 “Winter Edition”

Release of the Starbucks You Are Here – Japan v2 will probably be the most important news of November 2018. Starbucks calls it “Winter Version” of the existing mug. Following elements symbolizing Japan winter were added, replacing existing ones:
– camellia flowers (Camellia Japonica, common camellia, Japanese camellia or Tsubaki), often called the rose of winter, since it prefers cool temperatures.
– Red-crowned cranes – one of the rarest cranes in the world. The cranes are most spectacular to watch as they dance, often in pairs, with seemingly choreographed dips and jumps.… Read more

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