Q and A with Artizan owner Simone Lawrie

What is your greatest achievement?

My greatest achievement would be a successful marriage and two beautiful children.

What is your favourite movie?

I’m going to have to say Dirty Dancing.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Right where I am.

What did you want to be when you were younger?

I actually wanted to be a jillaroo on a cattle property.

What motivates you in the morning?


What is your favourite place in the Rockhampton region?

It would be my property.

Which celebrity guests would you invite to a dinner party?

Keith Urban.

What makes you laugh the most?

Probably my staff.

What’s your favourite way to spend a day off?

Driving around looking at my baby calves on the cattle property.