Don’t hate me because I’m still traveling.
I really am working (and mixing in a little girlfriend time which just happens to showcase my time management skills). 😉
In case you’re keeping track, first stop was North Carolina for a golf tournament with girlfriends. Next was Laguna Beach, California for a speaking gig. Now I’m in Phoenix, Arizona at “Hotel Kim” with good friend and business partner Leigh Anne.
Anyone who knows me knows how much I value good service. When a business goes above and beyond and can make me say “WOW” then they have a customer for life and I tell everyone about them!
I actually talk about this in almost every speech I give. The WOW factor is discussed in great detail in Tom Peters’ book, “The Pursuit of WOW.”
This is my fourth trip to Phoenix to visit my friend Kim and as usual, she’s taking great care of me and Leigh Anne in her beautiful home. Her gift of gracious hospitality is amazing. Tonight we went to dinner at Oregano’s which is a local pizza place.
Besides having delicious pizza, they have a fabulous dessert called “The Original Pizza Cookie.” OH MY GOODNESS!!
Of course, we were so busy eating it, we forgot to take a picture of it. Luckily, I found this blog with a great picture.
Here’s the description straight from their menu:
A 1/2 pound of Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, or Peanut Butter Chocolate cookie dough, slightly baked in a 6-inch pizza pan then topped with 3 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream.
The service was excellent, the food was fabulous and the staff spent time giving us other great restaurant recommendations to try while we are visiting.
To top it all off…the manager bought our dessert.
That’s extraordinary service and they definitely made me say “WOW!”
If you get to the Phoenix area – don’t miss a visit to Oregano’s!
Note to Self: Need a new wardrobe in bigger size when I get home.