We are a husband (Mike) and wife (Kel) team from the South currently residing in the North with a love for anything Southern, the sea, antiques, and unusual finds. We are inspired by our world and local travels, love of the ocean, and "just trying to have a good time."
History OF ALL YAWL:
We both wanted to create something we loved...so in 2016 we got to thinking (which can be dangerous) about making some of our own things we love and just sharing our stories. We didn't want to be highfalutin' (meaning pretentious) and to take pride in using textiles, buying pieces from places we have both visited or made in the USA. Being that we are both from the South, but a big nor'easter said we had to head north, so we came in search of swells, surf, and salty air.
We even incorporated these ideas into our wedding, thus giving us the idea to make things inspired from nautical charts, boating, surfing, you name it. We had to finagle prices of old chart books, vintage puzzles, and get down and crafty. Who knew that when your husband throws out "nautical charts" and the wife goes "ohhhh turquoise" that it would come together and make for a funky personalized wedding (more on the blog and instagram of those).
Together we have traveled to Italy, France, Iceland, and Ireland and individually the list goes all over from Bali, Serbia, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi...Guam...pretty much all over. We built cedar wood surfboards together (for the record husband is better at surfing than the wife, but a Bali surfing trip gone wrong she's trying to block in her not so distant memory). Along the way we have learned what makes different cultures so unique and always finding amazing treasures and good southern yarns about what happened along the way (a southern yarn is our way of really telling a good tale). Traveling is something we both hold near and dear, because you can capture an image but the feeling is something special that lasts forever. Whether it is work or play we try to make the best of what we have and enjoy the time we have together.
When looking for the typical "y'all" it just didn't feel right...then realizing that the yawl is a type of boat (and we are a coastal couple) and also combining our Southern bits with our coastie parts we collided into "All Yawl."
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