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Name | Hometown | Currently Reside In?

Tara St James | Montreal | Brooklyn

Is your work influenced by season or changing weather?

Yes! I love the fall and winter seasons, I grew up in a very cold climate so sweaters and outerwear are my favourite thing to make.

What’s the best thing you’ve ever gotten in the mail?

A care package from my mom when I was at camp.  All the yummy things I loved, and it made me feel less far away from home.

What is your favorite holiday tradition (new or old)?

We take mini Polaroids of friends who come over during the holidays and hang them on the tree as decoration.

How do you find comfort?

Sunday morning ritual: sleeping in, making pancakes, getting a manicure and doing a face mask.

Do you have a favorite fall/winter/holiday memory?

Wearing my snow suit under my Halloween costume… because it was freezing in Montreal at the end of October.

What is your go-to holiday dish?

We make gingerbread cookies and hang them as a garland in the hallway. As guests leave they cut off one cookie to take home (they are all individually wrapped in cling film with bows between each).