I am definitely a Starbucks mug addict. I have quite a few plus several different incarnations. My favorites would have to be the architecture series. My first purchase was in Las Vegas and I found the tree ornament size of that particular mug. Then, I couldn’t find that mug any longer so I switched to purchasing the “city” mugs. I was on a pretty good roll with those, well, until they disappeared. It was around 2009 or 2010 that I first saw the You Are Here collection. I think my first purchase was New York City, but then again, I really can’t be sure. I have purchased the special edition black and white mugs in Seattle and New York. I have been gifted any variety of mugs from places like Prague and St. Louis. This weekend I was able to add to my collection. I picked up the Niagara Falls mug and the Canada mug at a Starbucks right outside of Niagara Falls, New York.
I love the styling of these, You Are Here mugs. They remind me of 60’s vintage drawings and I love the fact that they appear to be color blocked. Niagara Falls happens to be blues and grey while Canada boasts reds, blues and taupe. Mark and I are beyond purchasing touristy types of things, except for Starbucks’ mugs. For the most part we use the city mugs and the architecture mugs for beverages through out the day. I guess if we ever ran out of those, we would start using the You Are Here collection, but we have not been that desperate, yet!