How Wine Makes a Pedicure Better
Small Businesses, Take Note
07/15/2010 10:06 PM
After a long week at the office, there's nothing better than sitting
back and treating yourself to some Beauty TLC. The other night, I headed
to Aniko Spa for a pre-vacation mani/pedi. The perk? A hearty glass of
wine to sip.
Perhaps men can't fully understand this, but there is something a little magical about sitting back, reading through trashy magazines, sipping wine and getting your precious feet and toes mended. Walking in heels and shuffling around in sandals isn't an easy task. We gals get our share of calluses, dry heels, chipped toes and scratches. There is also a silent rule among the ladies that walking around the city in a cute outfit and even cuter shoes isn't so cute when your nail polish is coming off.
You may wonder, 'So a simple glass of wine made you happy. Really'? Yes. Customer service with a smile and an understanding of what I may be going through on a given day speaks volumes to my dollar. I appreciate a business owner that makes that little extra effort to connect with me. In this case, it was a glass of wine, but the overall service was top notch, too.
I encourage all South and West Loop businesses to find their own mix of customer service + extra perk. Perhaps it's signing up for the small business Foursquare service, awarding visitors a little extra for checking in to their business. Whatever the idea, a little TLC does indeed go a long way.