Well done, Starbucks team. This simple and clean message was exactly what we needed to see and the best way to celebrate MLK Day.
I had been reading about the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room for the last couple of weeks, but having not been in the area, I wasn’t really aware of its location. After a brunch with some of my girlfriends this past weekend, Winny and Jennie told me that I couldn’t or rather shouldn’t really leave Seattle without seeing it and especially it being so close. Finding myself on the hill last night for happy hour and dinner with my other girlfriends Kelsey and Jeanette, I figured there was probably no better time to stop by. Driving down the hill, the store is difficult to miss with its illuminated logo. The area around it has also developed so much more in the last couple of years and there were people all around outside of the shop and a bustling crowd within.
It was surprising to see so many people at 8:00 PM in the shop, but it was packed. It wasn’t quiet, but it wasn’t loud yet there was so much commotion and a lot to be seen. I marveled at everything as if it was Willy Wonka’s Coffee Factory, which my girlfriends and I renamed “Katie and the Coffee Factory.”
I came into work on a Sunday yesterday to get ahead for the week and in a moment of weakness – or just a moment that I didn’t want to spend working, I took a snapshot of my desk set up. I’ve always enjoyed seeing how other bloggers arrange their desks and find it interesting what people generally keep on them. The Essie nail polish should probably come home at some point, but the soap was a gift from my manager from Paris and generally makes my entire desk area smell good. My wedding bride lego was a gift from an old friend (because she had collected too many of them) but also because I just love weddings and there’s really no better place for it than at my desk.
As the years go on, the “A Collection” posts get farther and farther apart from each other! When it comes to the end of summer, I always feel like it’s the most appropriate time to wrap things up. I started this post back in April, can you believe it? It’s about time we got this published!
Goodbye summer. Hello fall! We’re so excited to be in you!
They’re almost here! August 25th to be exact. As much as I would love to say that having the Pumpkin Spice Latte year around would make me a happy girl, I know that I just wouldn’t be as excited about them if they weren’t a limited novelty. We certainly wouldn’t write posts about them like this on a yearly basis. I am very pleased about the return though and happy that it is coming sooner than the fall. It will still be the summer because I live in California and technically it is summer the whole year round.
Yum. I am going to drink you every single day.
Seattle coffee chain Starbucks is introducing a new concept to their stores called “Starbucks Evenings.” We all know what it’s like to arrive at our own local Starbucks for the morning rush, but it looks like the chain is hoping to bring either a new crowd or that same crowd to their stores after work as well. Unveiling in major cities including Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Portland, Starbucks will begin to sell alcoholic drinks and offer up appetizer and dessert menus to customers after 4PM. Food items will include chicken skewers, macaroni n’ cheese, and chocolate fondue with a selection of wines and beers varying at different stores.
It’s pretty rare for me to eat breakfast outside of the office during the work week, but this morning I woke up with a very intense craving for a Tomato and Cheese Square (formerly called croissant) from Starbucks. Back in Seattle, I used to have this for breakfast once a week. It’s basically having a slice of pizza in the morning, which is not the worst thing in the world, right? I feel silly for saying that I want breakfast from Starbucks since it’s not something they specialize in, but the sweetness of the sauce and the flaky pastry are enough to get my mouth watering. My former roommate Heather is a Starbucks employee and when the company announced their collaboration with La Boulange, she mentioned to me that she had the opportunity to sample a lot of the food items before they were released. The reason why the squares are so tasty is because they include a hint of wine in them. Yum. I’m forgoing the coffee this morning and picking up myself a square.
Halloween has come and gone and November has quickly followed! To celebrate the first of November yesterday, we celebrated with the arrival of red cups at Starbucks! Coincidentally, I knew that this would happen and decided to match my outfit in the morning.
Much excitement, y’all.
But seriously you guys, #starbucksdrakehands was too good and it was the best thing that I saw on the internet this week. Can somebody find the identity of this guy? I think we could be friends.
How one bro’s seductive video selfie turns into an outrageous internet movement. I watched every video in this BuzzFeed post this morning and had tears in my eyes. Can you imagine what you would have done if you had gotten the original message? …probably taken it viral like the girl’s friend did.
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Both…the cookie and the drink.
Looking forward to ordering this drink the next time I’m in my favorite Starbucks:
Try this: Grande Chai Crème Frappuccino with soy milk. 3 pumps of Cinnamon Dolce syrup. Top with whipped cream and Cinnamon Dolce sprinkles. #treatreceipt #snickerdoodle
Today from 3-5PM you can try these new flavors for half off its original price! What a deal, right? Check the website for a full list of participating stores. The promotion starts today and will run until June 29th.
When you live in Seattle, you have to pick a side. You’re either a Starbucks customer or a frequent local coffee shop go-er. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love supporting the locals more than anything, but when it comes to Starbucks, we get a little personal. I had my first Starbucks drink when I was eight years old. I played hooky from school so that I could join my uncle for “Take your son/daughter” to work day. Yeah – whatever my parents didn’t want me following them all day so they let me tag along with my uncle. I like to call this my “first job.” I shredded papers. But before I hit the work day, my uncle took me to Starbucks and bought me my first drink – a tall hot chocolate. Because of this sweet memory, I’ve never truly been able to look back or move on from them! I don’t know if I ever could.
I’ve got a special crush on Starbucks and now that crush is about to become full-on lust. Tomorrow, the chain will be releasing their new line of pastries called La Boulange, which includes my favorite pastry of all – the chocolate croissant! Watch me buy out all of them at 8:20 AM. Check out the full listing of goods here.
Sometimes we need to see things from another perspective…
Yow Yow! is full of Seattle love today! I think we’re going on five posts with this one. Last month, Starbucks revealed a very special Starbucks card made with wood! If that doesn’t scream Seattle, then I don’t know what will. The special edition card is available in stores for a limited time and will follow the same rules as the standard Starbucks cards – which means you can register and reload it over and over again to continue earning all of those great rewards.