Tell us who you are and what you do!

My name is Ali Kaminetsky, I am 24 years old, and am the founder of Modern Picnic - a chic lunch bag company that provides working women with a fashionable, functional alternative to the traditional lunchbox we all know (and hate). I grew up in Greenwich, CT and graduated from Lehigh University in 2016!

What inspired you to create Modern Picnic?

When I graduated from college I moved into NYC to start my job in retail. I would bring my lunch to work every day because let’s face it bringing your own food is faster, cheaper and healthier. However, I realized I didn't have a cute or functional way to do so! I would carry my lunch in paper, plastic or old shopping bags which was not cute or sustainable. It was clear the traditional lunchbox we all know (and hate) needed a makeover and from there Modern Picnic was born! 

Tell us your favorite tip for packing an on-the-go lunch!

It doesn’t have to be fancy! I know some people can get intimidated by meal prepping but keep it simple - a homemade packed lunch can save you serious money and unwanted calories in the long run!

What does multitasking look like/mean to you?

For me personally it means a lot of lists! I don’t know how I would get everything done/remember anything if it wasn’t for writing everything down.

What is your go-to beauty routine when you only have 10 minutes to get ready?

My go-to beauty routine when I only have 10 minutes to get ready is definitely a sheer coverage foundation, blush, mascara and under eye concealer (can’t live without that one)!

What is your favorite way to unwind after a long day on the go?

There is nothing I love more than a glass of wine and a good show or book.

Anything else you want to tell us?

Believe in yourself, work hard, and never be afraid to do what you love.