The Domestic Sluttery team have got back together to relaunch the popular lifestyle blog as a daily newsletter.

Originally launched in 2009, Domestic Sluttery was one of the first lifestyle blogs in the UK. Tongue-in-cheek, funny and informative, it was like having a long tipsy lunch with your best mate. The site aimed to make life more fun, more beautiful, more delicious and more interesting. We embraced our imperfections like no other magazine for women.

The new incarnation is still all about being happy rather than being perfect. It’s about taking your pleasure seriously.

It’s wonderful to be back!

Meet Team DS

Sian Meades had the idea for Domestic Sluttery back in 2008. The site was featured in LivingEtc, Style, Company, Cosmopolitan and Ideal Home. While DS has been on hiatus, she’s written a novel about 1950s London and gone back to university to do an English Literature MA at Westminster. She regularly writes for MADE.COM, Secret Escapes and The Times.

Laura Brown is a freelance writer and editor, noted Jeff Goldblum enthusiast, and scotch egg superfan. She worked in the magazine industry for 11 years, most recently as Editor-in-Chief of the Beano and, before that, Editor of Shout. She wrote Sluttery Sales Spy and masterminded incredible gingerbread creations for the original Domestic Sluttery blog.

Who else is involved? Laura Hounsom is responsible for our delicious cakes and Gemma Cartwright and Frances Ambler have been helping immeasurably behind the scenes.

Our newsletters and logo are the incredible work of Jess Love and our very own cocktail shaker Nick Smith of Two Agency. The website was made magic by Luke Murphy-Wearmouth. Header image at the top of the page is by Seth Doyle.

We’re hiring

We’re looking for resident food writers to join the team! Food and drink is such a huge part of the DS editorial and we want to share exciting new voices and food inspiration in our daily newsletters. Starting from January 2017 we’ll be hiring new writers in residence (paid, of course). Each month we’ll work with a different UK-based writer (or writers, if you’re a pair) to create exciting original recipes and food editorial. We don’t have a central office – we’re on opposite ends of the country so you get to work from your own kitchen at times that suit you.

You don’t need to be a professional writer – it’s more important to us that you get our audience and style – but you’ll need to be nifty with a camera and have a food blog to show us what you can do. We definitely want to hear from you if you cover a food niche that you think our readers will be interested in.

To apply, just drop us an email telling us more about you and your food, send us a link to your blog and suggest a couple of recipe ideas that you think our subscribers would love.

We’ll read every single application but due to the nature of the month-by-month process, we’re keeping the applications for our food writers open indefinitely but we’ll only be able to respond if we’re keen to talk to you about taking your application further. We’ll try our best to give feedback where requested.

Contact

In the first instance, we recommend that you use our main email address: [email protected]. Or you can email us individually – [email protected] or [email protected].

We read every single email we get. Please, for the love of god, don’t copy in every email address.

Got something you want to send us? Use our PO BOX:

Sian Meades
PO BOX 73023
London
N1P 2GF

Did we mention social media? Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest.

The book

The Domestic Sluttery lifestyle book was published by Pavilion in 2011. It’s a marvellous thing and we had a wonderful time writing it (and celebrating until the very early hours in a London piano bar). It’s got a very different vibe to the DS you see now, with a much younger feel. We’re super proud of it, but it’s Domestic Sluttery of a different era.

Disclosure

Sometimes we receive products to review, or get invited to events and do cool things that we don’t pay for. This is great fun but an invitation or something in the post doesn’t mean we’ll write about something, we’re pretty fussy. We’ll tell you when we’re writing about something we didn’t pay for.

So how do you make your money?

We make money by running the adverts you see in the newsletter and occasionally on the website. You’ll sometimes see a sponsored section in the daily email – we’ll always flag when that’s the case. Sometimes we’ll send out a dedicated email from one of our sponsors, but only if we’re sure it’s something you actually want to read.

We also use affiliate links in some of our content and on social media. We work with ShopStyle and Skimlinks. This means that occasionally if you buy something we write about, or do some window shopping after clicking, we earn a bit of commission from the retailer. This doesn’t cost you anything and it means that we can continue to write about the things we love instead of plastering every inch of our newsletters with adverts.

We always recommend the brands we link to and we only ever share things we love.

Competition Ts & Cs

The Edinburgh Valentine’s Gin competition closes at midday (UK time) on Monday 13th February 2017.
UK subscribers only, sorry!
Family members, including long-lost distant third cousins by marriage, of the Domestic Sluttery team are not eligible to enter.
The prize is a bottle of Edinburgh Valentine’s Gin, and will be fulfilled by Edinburgh Gin.
The winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries.
You must be a Domestic Sluttery newsletter subscriber at the time of the competition closing for your entry to be eligible. Late entries will be disqualified.
The winner will be contacted on the afternoon of Monday 13th February 2017. If the winner does not contact us within 48 hours, the prize will be offered to another entrant.