7 Things To Do Before You're 30

Recommendations courtesy of Team ELLE


With ELLE and a whole host of A-Listers turning 30 this year - including seven-time cover star Keira Knightley - Team ELLE give their tips on what you should do before you hit the 3-0.

Debbie Morgan, Head of Editorial Business Management

‘Take a road trip from LA to Las Vegas, stay out all night, go gambling and most important of all, go people watching.’
Natasha Pearlman, Deputy Editor


‘I'm cribbing from the great Nora Ephron here but I think this is great, positive, body image-affirming advice to any woman in her 20s (and 30's) - "If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini, and don't take it off until you're 34.”’
Hannah Swerling, Commissioning Editor

‘Live abroad for a while.’
Christina Simone, Workflow Editor

‘Learn to drive. I'm aware it's usually something people do when they turn 17, but if like me you didn’t, do it before you’re 30.’
Claire Sibbick, Sub Editor

'Speed dating - because everyone should face that kind of awkwardness.'
Billie Bhatia, Fashion Intern

'Have therapy. Even if you don't think you need it, just give it a go. It is such a positive, useful process. Getting to know yourself better can only be a good thing (even though it might not feel like it at times), and you might find you're pleasantly surprised by how that impacts other areas of your life.'
Leisa Millar, Acting Content Director

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