About


Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen

Hello! My name is Kristina and I’m absolutely thrilled that you dropped in! I’m not sure how you got here, but I sure hope you’ll make yourself comfortable and stay for a while! Here’s a little bit about this blog (started 2016) so that you know what you can expect while you’re here 🙂

I’m a 30ish-year-old wife, and mother to two toddlers. My husband (Chris) and I met in our High School Spanish class, fell in love by the middle stairs, and have been a seasoned pairing since. My daughter Ellie was born in 2013, and my son Jackson made his debut the following year.

I’m the owner of the boutique Ellie & June (hence the name of the blog). I’m sarcastic, I love learning, I love making things look pretty, and sometimes I say bad words. I try to start each morning off with a cup of java and a Wall Street Journal.

My background is in equity research and portfolio management and my heart is somewhere in the entrepreneurial creative space. I grew up in Colorado, spent some time in New Mexico, and have been in New England (Boston area) since 2011. In another life, I live in a tree house, have a tropical flower in my hair and don’t wear shoes. This is part of my inspiration for Ellie & June.

I love a million things, so on this blog I write about a lot of them! Motherhood and business are the easiest things for me to write about, but I also blog about style (especially as we get new things in for our store!), home decor, beauty, and even how to make a good cocktail (I bartended my way through my undergrad and can’t help but want to share my secret skills).

Starting in 2017 I’ll be rolling out an exciting new series where I interview other Moms who own their own business. THIS is giving me all the thrills and more, and you can learn more about it here!

So there you have it! I sincerely hope you like it here 🙂 If you want to contact me for any reason, you can do so here.

My love to you now and always,