Overshot our freeway connection by 10 miles we had on the way back to Los Angeles from Finca Céleste. No fault of the GPS but our own reminiscing of our stay, forgetting the city traffic and clocking in. Yes, already wishing for another night and day waking up to the mountain view and water’s edge. The sound of roosters crowing had transported me back in time to the countryside with my grandmother only to be taken back to the future less than 48 hours later. No, I shouldn’t kidnap the chicken, but I should have brought a pair of hiking boots to overshoot my experience by 10-fold.
-- Hipcamp Review for A Thousand Nights with a View. 07/05/2022
I first met the host at the Mar Vista farmer's market one Sunday months ago when I picked up pineapple guavas from his booth. I had looked up Finca Céleste but had forgotten about it until my coworker mentioned about their glamping getaways. Watching Laurent get down and dirty in the fields under the hot sun tending to the land and feeding the animals, one wouldn't be able to tell the farmer is an amazing chef unless you've tried his food. A native from Normady France, he shares his passion for food and pastries at Laurent's Le Coffee Shop on Washington Blvd near Centinela Ave in West LA. Lucky for us, the delicious croissants from his coffee shop are also available at different farmer's markets.
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