Southern Charm’s Leva Bonaparte Shares Why Having ‘Me Time’ Is Essential

For Leva Bonaparte, it’s all about balance.

The Southern Charm star, 44, took Us Weekly on a day in her life as she juggles being a wife, mom and entrepreneur. Being so many things at once is no easy feat, which is why after she drops her 5-year-old son, Lamar Jr., off at school, Bonaparte is all about self-care.

“I love treating myself to ‘me time’ and feeling ready and refreshed for the day,” she tells Us of her mornings. By the time noon hits for the Bravo star, things start to get picked up fast. “These next few hours are super busy before the little guy comes home and the chaos begins,” she explains of her hectic afternoons.

Bonaparte runs four different bars in Charleston, South Carolina, and stars in two separate reality series. She officially joined Southern Charm for season 7 as a full-time cast member in 2020 but had been friends with much of the cast for years. Her spinoff, Southern Hospitality, which follows her and the staff of her various nightclubs, premiered in 2022.

While she may be thriving on the business front, family still comes first for Leva, who shares her son with husband Lamar Bonaparte. Spending quality time with her little one is something she won’t “compromise” on, she tells Us.

“We typically read a few of these five-minute stories, talk about our favorite thing we did today and [it’s time] to sleep!” she shares of the pair’s bedtime routine, which all happens before she heads out for the night to check in on her business ventures.

Southern Charm and Southern Hospitality air on Bravo Thursdays at 8 and 9 p.m. ET, respectively. Scroll down to follow Leva for a day in her life:



11:00 a.m. The entrepreneur heads back home to meet with her “right-hand woman,” Michelle. “These next few hours are super busy before the little guy comes home and the chaos begins,” Leva (here, showing off the extensions she wore to BravoCon) explains. COURTESY LEVA BONAPARTE
11:00 a.m. The entrepreneur heads back home to meet with her “right-hand woman,” Michelle. “These next few hours are super busy before the little guy comes home and the chaos begins,” Leva (here, showing off the extensions she wore to BravoCon) explains. COURTESY LEVA BONAPARTE SYSTEM A360

2:00 p.m. Leva sits for hair and makeup ahead of filming green screens for Southern Hospitality. “We do a fun, full-face game before getting dressed and sitting down for the interview.” COURTESY LEVA BONAPARTE
2:00 p.m. Leva sits for hair and makeup ahead of filming green screens for Southern Hospitality. “We do a fun, full-face game before getting dressed and sitting down for the interview.” COURTESY LEVA BONAPARTE SYSTEM A360

5:15 p.m. Leva and Lamar Jr. stop for a quick treat before they head to basketball training. “I also use this time to practice reading and writing with him and go over what learned in school today,” the Bravo star shares. “A few things I won’t compromise on in life is time with my son.” COURTESY LEVA BONAPARTE
5:15 p.m. Leva and Lamar Jr. stop for a quick treat before they head to basketball training. “I also use this time to practice reading and writing with him and go over what learned in school today,” the Bravo star shares. “A few things I won’t compromise on in life is time with my son.” COURTESY LEVA BONAPARTE SYSTEM A360

8:30 p.m. After dinner, Leva gets Lamar Jr. ready for bed. “I love tucking my little guy in for the night,” she explains. “We typically read a few of these five e-minute stories, talk about our favorite thing we did today and [it’s time] to sleep!” Then she’s off to check in on her latest business venture. COURTESY LEVA BONAPARTE
8:30 p.m. After dinner, Leva gets Lamar Jr. ready for bed. “I love tucking my little guy in for the night,” she explains. “We typically read a few of these five e-minute stories, talk about our favorite thing we did today and [it’s time] to sleep!” Then she’s off to check in on her latest business venture. COURTESY LEVA BONAPARTE SYSTEM A360

10:30 p.m. Leva steps into her new establishment, Lamar’s Sporting Club, in Charleston. “I love mingling with our guests and ensuring everyone is having a good night,” she tells Us. COURTESY LEVA BONAPARTE
10:30 p.m. Leva steps into her new establishment, Lamar’s Sporting Club, in Charleston. “I love mingling with our guests and ensuring everyone is having a good night,” she tells Us. COURTESY LEVA BONAPARTE SYSTEM A360

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This story was originally published December 24, 2023, 7:00 AM.

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