This morning, Wednesday, July 15th, at approximately 8:23 am, Diana Takes a Bite's favorite Anthropologie mug met her demise in Diana's kitchen sink. Owner Diana, an LA food blogger, was rinsing out the remains of her Lupicia Strawberry Vanilla Green tea when the mug slipped out of her hands and fell directly into the porcelion grave below.
"It wasn't intentional." Diana said this morning, her voice cracking with emotion. "I was just trying to give her a bath. Like a good mom."
Diana purchased the $6 mug at the Chicago Anthropologie near the end of her sophomore year of college. It seemed like an impulse purchase at the time, but when she returned to Northwestern's North Shore campus the following year, she began using the mug on a daily basis for her Big Train chocolate or vanilla chai.
"It was so cold in Evanston and my hands would get numb walking to and from my classes." Diana recalls, as a slow parade of tears descends from her green, sometimes hazel, eyes. "I looked forward to a warm cup of chai every afternoon. It was my favorite treat. And the mug made it even better."
When Diana graduated in June 2005, she took her favorite hot beverage companion back with her to sunny Southern California. Despite the warmer weather, she still used the mug almost daily for her morning pot of green tea.
"I have a lot of cute mugs now, but I still always wanted to use my Anthropologie one. It was the perfect size, weight and thickness. It felt good in my hand -- comforting. I'll never forget her."
At this time, Diana doesn't have immediate plans to replace the deceased. She needs time to grieve and mourn the loss of her breakfast companion.
Respects can be paid at the gray pop-up trash can at Diana's West Hollywood-adjacent apartment. Diana asks that donations be made via sympathetic comments.