I would like to introduce you to my new favorite coffee mug. Isn't she pretty? There are things that I just seem to have a weakness for and a great looking covered beverage container is one of them. As I work in my studio, I made a rule 20 years ago that no uncovered drinks were allowed. Needless to say, I always have an eye out for a great covered drink container and it seems to me that Starbucks is hands down the leader in not only functionality but they are totally the leader in the cute factor. Because I use my cups everyday all day long they do eventually begin to look shabby and get that gross coffee stain look. So when I saw this new ceramic design, I think the stain problem will be eliminated. I feel so uptown with ceramic rather than plastic. It doesn't take much for this midwest gal to feel a bit more sophisticated.