Yucca Valley Shops
Wine and Rock Shop
59006 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Yucca Valley
Let’s put it this way: If you’re into crystals, craft beers, and alien life forces, you’re going to want to stop at the Wine and Rock Shop just off Twentynine Palms Highway in the Yucca Valley. Justin Boyes and Monica Navarro, the couple behind the Individual Medley general store in Los Angeles, have curated all sort of kitschy keepsakes (tees, totes, lighters…), apothecary goods, and—in case the name didn’t clue you in—natural wine (and lots of it). Stock up on all the libations for a long weekend in the high desert.
The Bloomin Gypsy
55827 Twentynine Palms Hwy., 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.