the short stop

June 15, 2010


On Saturday I celebrated my birthday with friends. We went to this bar in Echo Park called The Short Stop. Named because of the close proximity to Dodger Stadium. They had an old school photo booth {black and white, sulfur smell included}, a pool table, dance floor, and cheap drinks. My best friend Elizabeth was in town from San Diego and all of my favorite people came out. It was a lot of fun!

Elizabeth & Hanna


Kim and Andre


With Hanna and my brother

love these two!

They had a food truck called The Greasy Weiner outside and Hanna was sad when she found out they deep fried it! No late night healthy food for you missy!

our kicks!

I'm so excited that my brother is back in town for summer! We're going to have so much fun! And now that he's 21 we can go to shows together. That's what I've really been looking forward to!


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75 comments:

  1. Love the photos and your dress is too cute. Yay for spending time with younger brothers ... they are the best. Sending you a hug! xo

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  2. Aw looks like you had a lovely party. There's nothing better than spending time with great friends. You look charming as always.

    xoxo

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  3. Someday I must Must have drinks with you and Kim! Looks like an amazing party, that bar sounds like it could be up my alley. Did you take any pictures in the photo booth? What a fun addition to a bar!

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  4. Looks like you had a fun bday! Enjoy your summer with your brother!

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  5. that sounds fun..... im glad that you get to see your brother!

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  6. I love how you can make your birthday celebrations last a good long time! Well done!

    Looks like such a fun place. I love an old school black and white photo booth...

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  7. awww you look beautiful! and i'm glad you had a good birthday celebration!

    xo tiffany

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  8. You looked lovely!!! Glad you guys had fun, and the hot dog stand brings back going out memories, dogs at 2 am, wooo hoo lol:-)

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  9. okay, so many things....first off, your friend is HILARIOUS hoping to get healthy food at a roach coach! and i love the dude's sly amused face peeking through. secondly, that is AMAZING that this bar has a real oldtime photo booth, i hate that mostly they're all digital now (SOOOOO boring) and thirdly, i can't wait to see the adventures you and your bro have. it is so much fun having brothers over 21 to do fun stuff with! i loved this post...so much fun stuff to it and your girlfriends are lovely.

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  10. So fun! You always have the happiest posts!

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  11. Mara,

    This looks like fun, and your dress is so cute! You have inspired me to buy a red lipstick. I hope it goes well! I've only worn Burts bees wax chap stick for years.

    xo
    Marcie

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  12. aaww, kim! love her blog. :) this looks like such a fun night!

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  13. Looks like a lovely night - it's nice to be around friends for your birthday! Love the dress by the way :)

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  14. that looks like SUCH a fun night and what a great place!

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  15. Mara, you and the crew are just too cute. This looks like so much fun -- good times with good friends. Glad you had a fab birthday celebration!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  16. oh my goodness! HOW FUN!
    you all look so cute! and i absolutely love your dress!

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  17. That place looks amazing. How awesome that it has an old photo booth. That would be great just for fun. It looks like a wonderful night was to be had by all.

    Late night I prefer greasy food :)

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  18. Did she expect to get anything healthy/non toxic from somewhere called The Greasy Weiner?!

    Looks like a fab night and what a photogenic bunch you all are!

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  19. How fun! Good friends are so worth blogging about. Deep fried dogs are the way to go!

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  20. Looks like a ton of fun. Glad your brother is back in town...will be a great summer! :) And Mara, your dress is gorgeous!

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  21. It looks like you had so much fun! Gorgeous dress!!

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  22. great pics! looks like great fun!

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  23. awwww I love the pictures! What a fun night and I loveeee your brother he was so nice and great to chat with all night!! Can't wait to hangout again

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  24. Ooh fun!
    Mara I want a closeup of the dress you're wearing! Such a pretty fabric!

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  25. Fun fun, and you as usual look gorgeous! It will definitely be fun to have your brother around, happy for you 
    xoxo

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  26. You must've had one hell of a fun night :D

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  27. Woohoo for fun outings! There's not much better than cheap drinks and an old fashioned photobooth. I sure hope you took advantage of it and took lots of pictures :)

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  28. The Short Stop sounds like a fun place to go! :). Looks like a great birthday! I love photo booths, how neat!

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  29. Love your dress and belt combo! So pretty. Looks like an amazing birthday. :)

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  30. How fun!!!! Good for you sweetie and I love,love ,love your outfit:)

    Kisses and wish you a wonderful day:)

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  31. What a fabulous group of people! I would've much preferred to go to place like this than the bar I went to on Saturday :o/

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  32. I'm glad to see you had such a wonderful birthday, spent with your lovey and good friends.
    Oh and I'm happy to hear about your brother's homecoming. I know you guys will definitely make the most of his time there. I'm missing my brother now too. He just moved back to Cali last last week.

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  33. LMAO I don't think there is a healthy grease truck (or drunk food) that exists!

    I LOVE those shoes and it looks like you had an amazing time!

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  34. It looks like it was a fun place! Glad you had a great time!

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  35. looks like SUCH fun! And you all look fabulous! hope you had great birthday celebrations!

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  36. how fun! you and matthew are the most adorable couple ever! AND, your hair looks great. i was just complaining to dustin last night that my hair is getting so heavy and hard to comb out. Maybe it's time for a better conditioner?!

    anyway. you have great hair! you should keep it long!

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  37. You got a haircut! Yes? I love it straight!

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  38. I love Short Stop! Even though my friend got a black eye years ago from the bouncer. He probably deserved it : )

    Glad you had a happy birthday!

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  39. What a fun time Mara! And great pics =-)

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  40. happy birthday!! looks like fun.

    you prolly get this all the time, but the beauty mark on your cheek is SO CUTE!

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  41. That looks like such a fun night! Your dress is so pretty and I love the gold belt and your blue toes. And how exciting that your brother's back. You two look so much alike!

    xo
    Valerie

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  42. Happy birthday! looks like a fun night :) Hope you have a fun summer with your brother!!

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  43. sounds fun! i love your shoes :)

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  44. I've been there! A good friend of mine used to live in Echo Park!

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  45. Looks like you had a great time! Love the nail color on your toes also!

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  46. Ah, you and your friends are so adorable, Mara! Yayay for spending the summer with your brother! :)

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  47. Hahaha! I love that place! Such a great dive bar!!!
    So glad you had a good time! :)

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  48. Wow - I love your dress!! Looks like you had a lot of fun ;)

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  49. Cute! Everyone looks fantastic!

    you and M, look adorable in that pic, love it!

    yay for the bro being back!

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  50. YOu look so gorgeous! And Happy Belated Birthday sista!! XOXO

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  51. So cute! Love your lip color!

    Just stumbled upon your blog :)

    www.meg-land.blogspot.com

    xx

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  52. woo hoo! and i bet you and your brother will have fun. show him that turning 21 is the best thing ever in terms of entertainment options. well, he probably already knows that!

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  53. I love Birthdays! It sounds like yours has been perfect! And how special that your brother could join you. xo

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  54. Happy belated birthday gorgeous. Looks like you had a wonderful time with your loved ones. x

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  55. I love birthday parties like that, when everyone you wanted to came. How fun! I love your dress. You seriously must have an amazing closet. Can I live in there?

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  56. Happy Belated Birthday!! Looks like you had a wonderful time celebrating!! :)
    And how wonderful that your brother's back in town!! :) I get happy when I can spend time with my brother too...but he's about 4 months shy of the 21 mark...I'm sure it'll be much more fun when he gets there!
    Enjoy the lovely company :)

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  57. your dress is so cute. Have a lot of fun with your brother!

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  58. Love the photos! Your shoes are amazing.

    Can't wait to hear about more of your summer adventures with your brother. :-)

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  59. you are so way too cute Mara!!!!

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  60. such a cute group of friends! I think I have that dress! So pretty!!

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  61. What an adorable dress!!!

    PS: check my blog tomorrow for a tag :)

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  62. Glad your brother is back in town and looks like you had a good time. Lovely dress as always!

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  63. you gals all look so pretty in the first picture with your great big smiles! :)

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  64. younger brothers are the very very best. xo, h
    ps. obsessed with your polish color. aqua is too cool.

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  65. happy, happy birthday friend!! so glad you had fun!

    xo

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  66. really wished i would have seen you at rose bowl!
    maybe next time:)
    xo
    b

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  67. You all look so pretty! Love your outfit!

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  68. Looks like such a fun night! And your dress is so pretty! Fun color on your toes, too :)

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  69. awwwe! so fun! you look like you had the best time <3

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  70. your birthday shoes are so cute!! love them! and your gold dress! and your friends black and white dress! super cute!

    umm i wish every bar had a food truck waiting outside at the end of the night :)

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  71. hooray for birthdays, street food, and brothers! this looks like such a fun time. also, i'm in love with your shoes!

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  72. you look so beautiful gurl. wow.xoxox.

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