You Are Here – St. Andrews

Thanks to a message and photos from the reader of this blog, it came to my attention that Scotland is getting a new mug. Starbucks You Are Here St. Andrews is joining an already big family of the UK mugs.
St. Andrews is located on the east coast of Scotland, not far from Edinburgh, the capital of the country. The town is named after Saint Andrew the Apostle and is home to the University of St Andrews, the oldest university in Scotland (and the third oldest in the English-speaking world).… Read more

You Are Here Ornament – Kazakhstan

Mini mugs have a special place in my heart and I am always excited to see the new ones coming out. This release is no exception, please meet Starbucks You Are Here Ornament – Kazakhstan that makes it the 150th little “ornie” from this collection. Interestingly enough, there is no sign of the bigger mug being released yet, but something tells me this is just a matter of time. I don’t recall a country ornament without a full-sized mug from Starbucks, do you?… Read more

You Are Here – Zhangjiajie

Starbucks You Are Here – Zhangjiajie was the missing piece of the puzzle and the last mug from the list of eighty YAH mugs dedicated to China cities. For some reason, I could not get hold of it, but it is finally making its appearance here.
Zhangjiajie is a city in the northwest of China’s Hunan province and if you try to Google it, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is the first thing that comes to your attention. Displayed on the back of the mug are amazing views of the pillar-like formations that are seen throughout the park.… Read more

You Are Here – Wrocław

Starbucks You Are Here – Wrocław has also been released past weekend. It makes it the fifth Poland YAH (not counting the Christmas version). Is it me or the latest YAHs are all pretty nice looking, at least the colors used are brighter? I think this is great, it means the designers are still investing time and effort into the You Are Here Collection, even though it is set to be phased out.
Wrocław is the largest city in the historical region of Silesia and is located on the banks of the River Oder.… Read more

You Are Here – Poznań

I could not actually believe my eyes when I saw the message from the blog reader about this release. You Are Here – Poznań pretty much questions my belief on how fast YAHs will be replaced with Been There mugs. It seems that we still have some pretty nice releases ahead of us.
Poznań is the fifth-largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland located on the Warta River in the west-central part of the county. Established in the 10th century it has a rich history and for a long time was an important political and religious center of territories that later formed the Duchy of Poland.… Read more

You Are Here Ornament Christmas – Sweden

To my surprise, Starbucks releases You Are Here Ornament Christmas – Sweden along with the regular ornament. For a country with only ten stores (all in Stockholm), it is great news! See these two ornaments below for a comparison. As you can notice, it is a giant Christmas Tree and a Snowman that were added on the front.
To my understanding, these can still be found in stores, so you better hurry up before they are gone.
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You Are Here Ornament – Sweden

I salute the release of Starbucks You Are Here Ornament – Sweden as it completes the Nordic countries ornament list (with the exception of Iceland, which doesn’t have stores). Similar to the bigger mug, the ornament presents the Royal Palace (an official residence of the Swedish monarch) on the front. The Palace was built between 1697 and 1760 in Italian Baroque style on the remains of the “Tre Kronor” castle which was burned down in 1697.
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You Are Here – Metzingen

Starbucks You Are Here – Metzingen brings bright colors into this winter season. It makes it the eighteenth German mug (not counting Christmas versions) in the YAH collection
The mug showcases the views of the historical part of this small (with a population of 22,000 people only) city, which, in my opinion, makes the design of the mug look great.
There is a suit on the back of the mug, which, I guess, refers to Hugo Boss brand, that calls Metzingen home.… Read more

You Are Here – Turin

With the release of You Are Here – Turin, Starbucks covers both Italian cities where it actually has stores. It is safe to say that the expansion in “Bel Paese”(beautiful country) is not going as fast as it was expected (or it wasn’t?). Nonetheless, let’s welcome this new colorful mug into the YAH family.
Turin is well known for its Baroque, Rococo, Neo-classical, and Art Nouveau architectures and its numerous palaces, squares, parks, art galleries, museums, theatres, and churches. There was no way to fit them all on the mug, so it was a tough choice for the Starbucks designers.… Read more

You Are Here Christmas – Luxembourg

You Are Here Christmas – Luxembourg is the country mug from the past Christmas season. Even though Luxembourg is one of the smallest European countries, and according to Starbucks, it only has three stores, it gets both regular and Holiday edition mugs. You can see them side by side below (see this post for better pictures and the review of the design of the regular mug).
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