Solange celebrated three decades of life with a sunny getaway with pals

By Stephanie Petit
June 26, 2016 11:15 AM
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Before Beyoncé kicks off the European leg of her Formation World Tour, she had to spend some sister time with Solange Knowles.

In an Instagram post on her 30th birthday, Solange wrote that she was going to “take a note from Paris Hilton and have 4 parties.” In the first leg of her celebrations, Solange, Beyoncé and friends headed to New Mexico for some rest and relaxation.

The singer shared photos and videos of the sunny getaway, showing friends cooling off in the pool and enjoying meals at a long table adorned with flowers. On a photo of a refreshing treat, she joked, “I’m never coming home if you keep making honey peach and hibiscus lime popsicles.”

Solange also shared a photo of herself wearing an orange and pink dress, opting to go with minimal makeup and letting her hair hang loose.

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Another photo features the entire crew all dolled up, Solange smiling as she leans on her big sister’s shoulder.

Solange reflected on her life so far in her birthday Instagram post, detailing ages of memorable events such as “met first love (in a parking lot)” and “gave birth to angel baby.” She also gave some advice from her three decades of life.

“I say all of that to say…don’t eveeer let anyone write your story for you,” she wrote. “They can talk, they can doubt, and they can say what they wanna, but only you have the words to narrate this ting we call life. So much gratitude for all of your wishes. So much gratitude for love. So much gratitude for freedom. So much gratitude for life.”

In a post of her own, big sis Beyoncé shared a moving portrait of Solange on Instagram with drawn-on designs.

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