The Bloomin Gypsy
55827 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley
Floral designer Veronica Lowe is the driving force behind this Yucca Valley oasis of plant life, just off a parched, dusty stretch of Highway 62. Stopping here is a dose of escapism: pots of greenery, a curated selection of Lowe’s favorite hemp oils, letterpress cards, and ceramics. Keep an eye on the website for a listing of upcoming workshops, including astrology readings, flower arranging, and general magic.
848 Old Woman Springs Rd., Yucca Valley
This small roadside restaurant is a haven of biodynamic wine and vegetable dishes so tasty and satisfying, you’ll question your meat-eating ways. Even a simple green salad here is a complex bowl of kale, red oak lettuce, pickled carrots, seeds, and herbs—tossed in a lemony vinaigrette. Fingerlings are grilled with duck fat; beets are paired with plums and a pistachio dressing. Check the hours before you go, as opening times vary. The last thing you want is to make the drive out here and find out that it’s closed (sadly, we speak from experience).
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