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Weekend in Chicago

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This past weekend, my husband and I enjoyed a quick, weekend trip to Chicago. An added plus was hanging out with Heidy! (ALR’s Chicago editor). We attended a birthday celebration and after-party at two really cool spots, Barrelhouse Flat & Three Dots and a Dash. And, it’s not a trip to Chicago without eating at one of my favorite local hangouts, Big Star.

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Steph’s latest Commercial!

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Check out A Lifestyle Refined’s own – Stephanie – in the latest commercial for Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas!

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Tennessee Christmas


One of my favorite Christmas traditions is visiting the Opryland Hotel. It’s truly picturesque with over 2 million lights, and stunning decorations. For the past few years, they’ve featured an exhibit called ICE!, an interactive storybook made from two million pounds of ice that you actually walk through! This year’s theme is Frosty the Snowman (one of my faves) and is truly amazing! My niece is starring in the promotional ads and commercials, which makes it even more enticing:)

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