It’s not everyday that you get to celebrate the day your life started. It’s not every birthday that you get to celebrate a milestone birthday.

Yup, this week, I turned 30. On Monday 16th November to be exact. It got me thinking, why is turning 30 such a big deal? 10, I get. 18, yes. 21, ummm still don’t get that one unless you’re American. But why 30? Why has society all of a sudden labelled you as ‘old’ or expect to by now you  should have your ish together. Or is it as simple as it’s a new decade, therefore it’s big just by that virtue. Either way, I knew I wanted to something different to celebrate this one. And so I did.

My husband got an intimate group of my favourite people together last weekend to celebrate and party in style. And what better way to do so than on a boat! It was a gorgeous summer day as we cruised the Vaal river. We had the entire boat to ourselves with delish canapés, bubbly, laughter and dancing.


My hair? A birthday gift from Bounce Essential Hair. I’m wearing 18″ Afro Kinky Clip Ins to give me some mega volume. As you can see, the wind was real that day but Fro and its helpers held on like troopers!


Here’s to being grown, reaching another decade and a reason to celebrate life.

Here’s to 30!



  1. December 13, 2015 / 4:23 pm

    Yeay!! So you are just a day older than me:) I also turned 30 on the 17th of November and had a great time with friends at Zimbali, happy belated birthday dear.Life is too short to be lived counting the years, we must just enjoy the ride and make awesome memories. To the thirties����

    • November 26, 2015 / 7:08 am

      Thanks luv!

  2. November 25, 2015 / 8:57 am

    Hey happy belated 30th! would be nice if you can share what you learnt from you 20s or something to that effect 🙂

    • November 26, 2015 / 7:08 am

      Hey Wandile, I decided not to do that, I think it's a bit pretentious to be honest. Especially considering I still have a lot to learn!

  3. November 21, 2015 / 9:37 am

    Happy birthday! everyone looked so beautiful. I love the hair thought it was your hair until you mentioned extensions. Aisha where did you get that dress. I need it in my life!

    • November 26, 2015 / 7:00 am

      Hey Linda, thank you for the wishes. I got my dress from an online store last year. I think it's called Boohoo.com 😉

  4. November 20, 2015 / 8:08 pm

    Happy birthday Aisha, and welcome to 30. I just got here myself, and it has been such a blast already! You're a beautiful woman, and you continue to help us keep our crowns firm…we'll be tuning in for the salt and pepper looks in another decade or so, and later the fluffy whites. It's gonna be fun!!

    • November 26, 2015 / 6:59 am

      Hahahaha the salt and pepper looks hehehe that's hilarious. But yes, stay tuned lol! Happy belated to you!

  5. November 20, 2015 / 2:38 pm

    Happy birthday Aisha surely you had an amazing time. All the best for the future.

    • November 26, 2015 / 6:58 am

      Thanks Ayanda!

  6. November 20, 2015 / 10:34 am

    Happy belated birthday Aisha. Looks like you had an awesome time. I love the hair!!!! God bless.

    • November 26, 2015 / 6:58 am

      I did 😀 Thank you 🙂

  7. November 20, 2015 / 10:05 am

    You don't look 30 but 30 sure looks good on you! 🙂
    I'm glad you had a lovely day. The pictures are beautiful, lots of happy vibes.
    I wish you, Le Fro and all that matters to you God's best as you start a new year.
    Happy belated birthday! x


    • November 26, 2015 / 6:55 am

      Lol, I get that A LOT so I'm hoping it'll come in handy when I actually don't want to look my age! I had a great day, thank you 🙂

  8. November 20, 2015 / 9:26 am

    You don't look 30 at all…Turning 30 is not being old, you sure know how to rock life.
    Live it to the fullest.
    God bless you hun! Happy birthday in arrears 🙂 and your dress is so cute…….
    The Beautiful Eagle

    • November 26, 2015 / 6:54 am

      Thanks so much girl!

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