This is the mug that started it all, my very first Starbucks Global Icon City Mug.
I first saw this at Camp John Hay’s Starbucks branch some years back but hesitated in buying it. I was torn; it looked so nice but I have too many coffee mugs already and at Php425.00, its hefty price tag was not helping at all too.
I definitely know that once I bought this, the collector completist in me would surely emerge and I would have no choice but to buy each Starbucks Global Icon mugs in the country.
I let it rest for a while, thinking I’d decide after having coffee. Well, it turned out that there’s no need to, L decided it for me by secretly purchasing it and giving it to me as a gift. And so starts my quest to complete the Global City Mugs in the Philippines, thanks L!
The mug depicts what Baguio is most known for besides its cool weather, its flowers. Baguio celebrates this every February via their month-long Panagbenga Festival (which I have yet to attend). A fully bloomed sunflower graces the mug’s frontside, while pine trees stands tall at the back part. Of the eleven Starbucks mugs in the Philippines, this is the only one (as of this writing) to sport a dark green hue.
PART OF A 4-DAY BAGUIO SERIES
Trip Itinerary-Summary | People Watching at Burnham Park | Burnham Park’s Orchidarium| Ukay Ukay Stores Revisited | Zola Resto Café
50’s Diner | Veniz Grill Breakfast Buffet | Walking Around Tam-Awan Village | The Art of Tam-Awan | Tam-Awan Café
The Architecture of BenCab Museum | The Art Inside BenCab Museum | Café Sabel | Café by the Ruins | Night Market
The Haunting of the Laperal White House | PNKY Travel Café | The Funky PNKY Travel Café Menu | Camp John Hay’s Eco Trail
Lost Inside Camp John Hay’s Golf Course | Starbucks at Camp John Hay Revisited | Starbucks Global Icon City Mug | Mt Cloud Bookshop
Oh My Gulay! Redux! | The Lights Across Baguio’s Hills | Hotel Veniz | Public Market Pasalubongs