Domestic Sluttery: Cheat Your Way to the Good LifeHardback
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- Publisher: PAVILION BOOKS
- Format: Hardback | 176 pages
- Dimensions: 202mm x 204mm x 26mm | 700g
- Publication date: 1 May 2012
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1862059268
- ISBN 13: 9781862059269
- Illustrations note: Colour photographs
- Sales rank: 96,366
Many women would love to have the domestic goddess thing nailed, to waft around vintage fairs and antique markets for collectable items to furnish their houses with, and to be able to spend all day preparing the ultimate dinner party. But quite frankly women are too busy - working, going out and having fun - to make their lives 'just so'. But that doesn't mean that their homes aren't important; their homes are as precious as their time The Domestic Sluttery website was created to show women that it is possible to have a gorgeous home while unapologetically cutting a few corners. The book is a logical expansion from the blog, full of lifestyle tips and with a more in-depth look at home interiors (Hiding the Evidence, Design Porn etc.); food and drink (e.g., Veggie not Virtuous, Baking for Beginners); style and beauty (Fashion Lust, Crafty Clothes etc.); and living (e.g., Fabulous and Thrifty, Sluttery Travels). The word 'sluttery' is used deliberately. It goes back to the traditional use of the word 'slut' - being slovenly, a little messy - which can be a very good thing; it's freeing. This isn't a lifestyle guide for Stepford Wives. those kind of aspirations aren't realistic any more. Instead, Domestic Sluttery offers an aspiration to live life to the full but with permission to make mistakes, to accept that you're not perfect. Instead of compromising on fun, Sian Meades and her domestic sluts will teach you the quick and easy ways to do domestication on the hop. And will reveal how to make a damn good cocktail!
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Sian Meades is a website editor and freelance writer. She is the founder and editor of the Interiors and Lifestyle website, Domestic Sluttery, and the new fashion blog, A Change of A Dress.