For many years Palm Springs has been a retreat for Hollywood celebrities looking to get away from the bright lights and big city. It is also home to many yearly events that draw visitors from around the world. A warm desert oasis and people, Palm Springs offers an abundance of sunshine that welcomes all to the Coachella Valley. Known as one of the epicenters of Mid Century Modern architecture, Palm Springs has always lured people from all over drawn in by the designs and work of John Lautner, Donald Wexler, William Krisel and George and Robert Alexander to name a few. The city has an active and vibrant LGBT community. Many people choose to buy second homes or retire in the area. Palm Springs also is home to a vibrant metaphysics business community that includes many yoga studios, psychics, meditation classes and alternative and spiritual healing centers.