Hi everyone!  Thanks for checking out Real/Refined!

Real/Refined is a Travel and Lifestyle blog created by Melissa Redondo and Jackie Dymora.  Two best friends based in Chicago, but bouncing around the globe.

What is Real/Refined all about?  Well, it’s in the name.  Real girls with discriminating tastes but not discriminating attitudes. From the best dive bar in town to a posh hotel, designer brands to bargain finds, Real/Refined embodies our lifestyle and personalities.  We hope you enjoy!


Melissa and Jackie