E! News and Fashion Police co-host Giuliana Rancic offered her guide to Chicago over at E! Online and if you think our best of series shortchanges specific neighborhoods you should not click the link to the article. It’s a combination peek at how people with the money to spend at Rush Street boutiques actually do so; an infomercial for Lettuce Entertain You; and centered specifically on shops downtown.
Let’s give Rancic some propers before we get critical: she wholly endorses Three Dots and a Dash for a date night but at this point the tiki bar has received so much overwhelming praise (even from Chicagoist) that Rancic’s nod is perfunctory. She also recommends Bub City and RPM Italian, the restaurant she owns with husband Bill. In fact, Three Dots, RPM and Bub City are all LEYE properties. That’s some hella free advertising there.
Rancic also loves having her hair blown out at Studio 110 (Check out these prices); Argo Tea (she frequents the Streeterville location); massages at the spa at the Four Seasons Chicago; and Starbucks on Rush and Oak which is so different from the hundreds of other Starbucks locations downtown.
The most discouraging aspect of Rancic’s guide is how it pigeonholes Chicago specifically to Streeterville. This is literally how the other half lives.