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For Alya Galinovskaya (@mimi_brune), hospitality is a way of life. She works by day in the industry, managing a St. Petersburg hotel, and in her free time, she loves to nest at home, cooking for friends and family while filling every nook with something green. “I will probably never abandon my dream of having a huge garden where I could be spending my entire life digging, planting, growing, tying up and feeding up the flowers,” Alya explains. “Dotting flowers all over my home makes it alive.” For Alya, photography offers unexpected and magical moments: “The whole process of creating a unique microcosm within the photo frame — that’s what gives me goose bumps and leaves no words to describe the feelings.”