This Barista-Approved Glass Travel Cup Makes My Weekday Coffee Feel so Much Classier

This Barista-Approved Glass Travel Cup Makes My Weekday Coffee Feel so Much Classier

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I don’t claim to be a coffee expert — I’m still trying to make the perfect cup of joe out of my French press every morning — but I do know two things for sure about my favorite morning pick-me-up. The first is that it brings me joy, obviously. The second is that there’s something about drinking coffee out of a glass cup that makes the whole experience even better.

For instance, I know I’m in a fancy coffee shop when I’m served a latte in a glass cup, the kind with grooved sides that widens at the top. I love watching the coffee and milk swirl together when I stir it with a spoon, something that us hot coffee drinkers don’t get to enjoy as regularly as iced coffee fanatics. So you can imagine my joy when I discovered the world’s prettiest glass travel coffee cup, the KeepCup.

These barista-standard reusable coffee cups were created in Melbourne, Australia, aka the coffee capital of the world. They have the most intentional design I’ve seen in a travel coffee mug, from the size of the mouthpiece to the way the cup curves so it fits perfectly in my hand. What makes them especially unique is that they come in different sizes that accommodate different coffee drinkers, ranging from extra small to large. I find that the small size is ideal for espresso drinks such as lattes, cappuccinos, and flat whites, while the large size seems like it would be perfect for filling with drip coffee from your home coffee maker and taking it with you.

In case you’re wondering, they do sell plastic cups for anyone who doesn’t trust themselves with breakable glass on-the-go, as well as thermal cups if you’re a stickler for keeping coffee piping-hot. However, if you’re someone trying to turn your to-go coffee into an experience worthy of an Italian café (ahem, like myself), then the brew-style glass is for you.

Lately, I’ve been using my KeepCup for when I treat myself to an afternoon latte from one of the cafés nearby to bring home and enjoy while I finish the workday. It’s lightweight and easy to toss in my bag, plus it helps cut down on waste from using disposable coffee cups.

I tend to even use it with coffee I’ve made myself at home — it makes a regular coffee feel a little bit special. It’s also speedy to clean, unlike a normal travel mug that usually requires a bottle brush. Plus, they’ll make great gifts for any coffee lover because they come in so many styles and colors, but I think the glass cup with the cork band can’t be beat.

Now excuse me while I sip on my latte from my room, imagining I’m sitting outdoors at a café in Barcelona overlooking the Mediterranean.

I Always Avoided White Bath Mats Until I Found This One That Doesn’t Get Grimy

I Always Avoided White Bath Mats Until I Found This One That Doesn’t Get Grimy

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I Tried Parachute x OSEA’s New Shower Mists & My Bathroom Has Never Felt So Luxe

I Tried Parachute x OSEA’s New Shower Mists & My Bathroom Has Never Felt So Luxe

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Blair is Apartment Therapy’s Style Shopping Editor, where she covers the latest brand launches, need-to-buys, and anything related to her two unofficial beats — cane and rattan. Whenever she’s not perusing for the latest home finds (a rarity), you’ll probably find her reading, watching a horror film, or on the hunt for the best tacos in New York (recs are encouraged).

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This Macy’s Sale Has Some of the Lowest Prices We’ve Seen on Plush Towels and Bath Essentials

This Macy’s Sale Has Some of the Lowest Prices We’ve Seen on Plush Towels and Bath Essentials

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With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season on the horizon, carving out little moments of relaxation is about to become a lot more necessary. And when it comes to sneaking in self-care, small upgrades around our homes can make a big difference.

Take, for instance, your bathroom. Sure, your old mismatched towels and threadbare robe from your college dorm days get the job done — but they’re not exactly an indulgence. Luckily for you (and anyone else looking to upgrade their nightly routine), Macy’s is here to help. Right now, Macy’s is running their annual Friends & Family sale, where shoppers can score up to 30 percent off their purchase by using the code FRIEND at checkout. This sweet discount applies across the versatile retailer’s many (many) categories, but we’ve definitely got our eye on a few bath essentials that could use upgrading. 

From quick-drying towels and plush robes to a genius salt soak meant to help you sneak in those zzz’s, Macy’s has discounts on tons of items that will turn your bathroom into your very own spa-like sanctuary. Check out a few of our favorite picks below, and shop quick — these deals won’t last for long.

The “Nightmare on Elm Street” House Is on the Market for $3.2M

The “Nightmare on Elm Street” House Is on the Market for $3.2M

After “The Conjuring” house hit the market last month, another horror movie house followed in its footsteps — thankfully, this one isn’t haunted. The Dutch Colonial home with the green shingles and bright red (now black) front door from the 1984 Wes Craven classic, “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” is on sale for $3.2 million. 

Located on 1428 N Genesee Avenue in Los Angeles (known as 1428 Elm Street in the slasher film), the interior of the 2,700-square-foot house has a chic, modern feel. It has three bedrooms and five bathrooms spread out over two stories, with walnut floors throughout and elegant archways linking rooms. Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, and there are several rooms that would make a great at-home office

The house is filled with light, thanks to picture windows and countless French doors. There are patios and terraces built into the house for lounging and enjoying the fresh air and landscaped grounds without having to actually step foot outside of the house.

In the backyard, there’s a pool, citrus trees, and lush grass for sitting out and enjoying beautiful Southern California days. There’s also a charming guest house adjacent to the pool with a pergola covered patio and an elegant bathroom that looks straight out of a fancy hotel.

While the house was built in 1919, the real estate listing notes that the elegant, traditional home was reimagined by an English designer in the mid-2000s, which explains the modern touches.

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Brooklinen Just Debuted Their First Flannel Sheet Set — and They’re So Cozy I Don’t Want to Get Out of Bed

Brooklinen Just Debuted Their First Flannel Sheet Set — and They’re So Cozy I Don’t Want to Get Out of Bed

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Britt is a stargazer and sunrise-chaser with a collection of magic erasers, and a fascination with the fantastic. A storyteller at heart, she finds inspiration in all the small things, and can likely be found singing show tunes, catching up on K-dramas, or going on adventures to satiate her natural-born wanderlust. (Sometimes even all at the same time.) An all-around creative, Britt has worked in various facets with Scene Louisiana, The Nerd Machine, and The Daebak Company, Inc.

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