Your 24-hour itinerary: The Baller
With its sleek Euro-sauna-in-space look and delicious, pricey coffee (brewed pour-over-style, of course), Caffe Streets in Wicker Park is the ideal place for ballers to start the morning. Nibble on a housemade croissant while you check your portfolio online.
Yes, you will pay $24 for chicken and waffles you can get elsewhere for less than $10. Why? Because they're beyond delicious here, and you leak money when turned on your side. Note: Brunch is only available on Sundays but if you go here on another day, pretend you're Oprah or something and just demand the brunch menu.
You've got time to kill before your spa appointment, so you might as well buy enough designer shoes and clothes to fill your closet(s) ten times over. Afterward, head to the top floor and have a glass of wine at ladies-who-lunch restaurant Fred's while you contemplate whether you should just go ahead and buy that Caribbean island you have your heart set on.
Housed within the Waldorf Astoria hotel in the Gold Coast, this spa and health club is among the poshest in town. Start with the Waldorf Signature Facial ($195 for 60 mins), then really let go with the ashiatsu massage ($210 for 60 mins), which has a therapist walking on your back while she holds onto bars above her.
Smart ballers like you know that owning a boat is like throwing money into Lake Michigan. Much better to rent a yacht whenever you feel like taking to the high seas. Charter company Imagine Lifestyles offers a 34-foot yacht for $2,000 for four hours. A bargain!
What could make throwing down a hundred bones for two cocktails and two snacks worth it? The view from the beautiful 16th-floor terrace at the Trump Tower.
Get comfortable: Dinner at Alinea is indeed a four-hour affair, and the final bill will be at least $1,000 for two people. The menu changes contstantly, but you can rest assured your meal at the best restaurant in the country, maybe the world, is going to be flawless.
Three Dots is not really known as a baller bar, but it can be if you are "invited" to sit at the private back bar away from the great unwashed, and if you order the Treasure Chest No. 3, a $385 cocktail served with a bottle of Dom. It's supposed to be shared with six to eight friends, but you and your date can take it down yourselves. Because that's what ballers do.
Yeah, bottle service is a bit of a douche move, but a baller night isn't really complete without it. You'll drop at least $500 here, but that retractable roof is pretty spectacular, right?
A suite at this height-of-luxury hotel is the only way to cap off 24 hours living like a high roller. Savor those 10,000 thread count sheets.