Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Here’s the next instalment of my travel guide series: “Nic’s Travel Guide to Greenwich, Connecticut” where I recently spent a number of weeks whilst I was playing in the East Coast Open, it’s a great place to end to summer & it’s location provides so many options.
Best way to start the day: First to the gym, then to the barn to have maté (traditional Argentine “tea”) with my horse trainers & check on my horses.
Favourite bar & tipple: The Granola Bar of Greenwich where I’ll have a macha smoothie
Favourite Hotel: The J House Greenwich, it’s where our team has always been based, a home away from home where they look after us great.
Favourite gym: Equinox Greenwich & I like to work out on & around the polo field’s here
Polo Club where I’m playing at: Greenwich Polo Club, I played in the East Coast Open however Greenwich Polo Club is also home to the Brant Foundation & Jeff Koon’s amazing Puppy statue, a 43 ft (13 m) tall topiary sculpture of a West Highland White Terrier puppy, executed in a variety of flowers. It truly is a stunning location & provides a unique backdrop
Summer or Winter: Summer
Must do’s while in town: Check out a polo game, walk Greenwich Avenue & play golf. It’s a great location only 45 min from NYC & 2 hrs from the Hamptons & a bonus of the time of year I’m usually there is that the U.S. Tennis Open is going on so we get to go watch some games
Favourite Shop: Restoration hardware is always a good place to pick up some inspiration
Something I would have liked to have done but did not get round to or is at a different time of year: See all the leaves on the trees changing colour in fall
My wheels: An Audi A8
Nearest airport: LaGuardia (LGA)