Best Of 2021

Best celebration of love and strawberries: Macy Higgins and Emiliano Settecasi’s Strawberry Room at Fairgrounds St. Pete

Macy Higgins and Emiliano Settecasi’s Strawberry Room at Fairgrounds St. Pete

Tampa Bay artists Macy Higgins and Emiliano Settecasi bonded over strawberries early in their relationship. One of their first dates was to Parkesdale Farms in Plant City. They’ve attended the Florida Strawberry Festival together every year since. In 2020-2021, the artist couple turned their shared love of strawberries into some of the best art I’ve seen all year. With its folksy picnic scene, strawberry throne, and decadent desserts, Higgins’ and Settecasi’s strawberry room at Fairgrounds St. Pete looks good enough to eat. fairgrounds.art