Since childhood, Stephen Monkarsh has had an unwavering belief in making dreams come true and living life to the fullest — no matter the challenges. One of his dreams was to create a boutique where everyone could enjoy his unique sense of style and "joie de vie."In 2007, with this “can do” attitude, Stephen created Just Fabulous, a gift boutique and book store located in the heart of Palm Springs’ Uptown Design District.


Voted “Best of the Best” by Palm Springs Life readers, Just Fabulous offers a unique mélange of gifts, coffee table books, greeting cards, candles, home décor and limited-edition artwork. During the holidays, Just Fabulous is known for going all out—colorful trees, holiday gifts, décor, ornaments, stocking stuffers, cards, and of course our usual fare of decor, books, and more.

Throughout the year, we host numerous celebrity book signings. Our list includes Anne Rice, Jackie Collins, David Sedaris, Lily Tomlin, Tippi Hedren, Barbara Sinatra, Stefanie Powers, Dionne Warwick, Tab Hunter, Armistead Maupin, Barbara Eden, Adrienne Barbeau, Loretta Swit, Julie Newmar, Lisa Vanderpump, Mamie Van Doren and Melissa Rivers to name a few.

Our goal is simple, If you’re not feeling fabulous when you enter our store, you will when you leave.


Stephen started visiting Palm Springs when he was 5 years old. “Palm Springs is a special place,” he says. “I love the beautiful landscape, especially watching the shadows cast by the sunrise on the mountains. Growing up in L.A., I especially appreciate the village atmosphere and less frenzied pace of life here.”

In January 2007, Stephen discovered a space for lease next to Koffi and immediately thought it would be perfect for his boutique. “There were many naysayers who told me it was crazy to open a new store during the Recession, but I knew it would be a success,” he says.

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