Brooke Burke Charvet Covers Vegas March 2012

Posted Friday March 16, 2012 3:22 PM GMT

She's gearing up for another season of hosting duties when "Dancing with the Stars" kicks off on March 19th, and Brooke Burke Charvet also finds herself gracing the cover of the March 2012 issue of Vegas magazine.

The 40-year-old brunette beauty looked dashing in Dolce & Gabbana for the Brian Bowen Smith shot front page while chatting about everything from her love for Sin City to how she balances motherhood and work.

Highlights from Brooke's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Vegas!

On juggling work and family:
“I write out weekly calendars for everyone to refer to. If I don’t write something down, somebody gets left behind. It requires a lot of organization, but I want everyone to have a full life, and I don’t want my kids to have to sacrifice when I have obligations that I have to attend to away from home. It’s a juggle, somewhere in that zone between complete chaos and balance.”

On being partial towards dance Derek Hough:
“Derek and I have so much history, and he’s like family. But aside from that, he is the most brilliant choreographer ever. He has this way of making his partners look amazing. I have a lot of compassion for everyone going through it because I did, but even more so for his partners, because I know how tough he is and how hard he works. He’ll always be my personal favorite, for sure. That’s not the politically correct answer, but that’s the truth!”

On tying the knot with David Charvet:
"My daughter Rain wanted me to be a Charvet. David planned everything, believe it or not. I was the bride who just had to show up with my beautiful dress. He is very detailoriented, and very romantic—pretty darn magical. Everyone asks if it has changed anything, and even though we were completely committed to each other before, in a strange way it is a little bit more complete.”

On turning 40:
“That’s a big number, but age is not an issue. I feel sexier today than I did as a younger woman. I think it has a lot to do with the people you surround yourself with, your love, accomplishment, and experience. I think it’s a state of mind and a feeling and what you exude on a much deeper level.”

Photo Credit: Brian Bowen Smith for Vegas