Rachelle's Reading List, Thursday, Oct. 7th, 2010

by Rachelle Hruska · October 7, 2010

Hello from the Sunset Tower. We've got the list of the most powerful women and the best restaurants of 2011 along with Pee-wee's big adventures and much more. Here's what caught my eye today:

1. The 100 Most Powerful Women in the World. Forbes just released their list of the 100 most powerful women in the world this year. The top ten below: [Forbes]

Michelle Obama, First Lady

Irene Rosenfeld, Chief Executive, Kraft Foods

Oprah Winfrey, Media Mogul

Angela Merkel, German Chancellor

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State

Indra Nooyi, CEO PepsiCo

Lady Gaga, Singer and Performance artist

Gail Kelly, CEO, Westpac

Beyonce Knowles, Singer, Fashion Designer

Ellen Degeneres, Talk Show Host

2. Paper Magazine follows me around for a night. In their October issue, Paper Magazine's Whitney Spaner spent a night out in NYC with me. We hit up Minnie Mortimer's presentation, Peels, Le Bain and the Jane. To say that I'm excited to be in a magazine bearing Pee Wee Herman on the cover is an understatement. Go here to check out the article. [Paper Magazine]

3. Facebook Announces three new features. In a nutshell, the new Facebook a. will now let you download any information you have ever posted onto your computer in one seamless step, b. redid its dashboard to allow users to better understand what data their Facebook applications are using and, the one that is most intriguing to me, c. Groups. Here is a pretty good over view of what this means for you: [HuffPo]

Pee-wee Herman, Dennis Crowley4. The Pee-wee Parade. Speaking of Pee-Wee, the guy is taking over social media land. Yesterday, he announced his new commitment to utilizing my buddy Dennis Crowley's platform, FourSquare, with a "Pee-wee Parade" around New York City. Fans could follow him around and check in to win pee-wee merchandise and earn an official Pee-wee badge! Along with his popular Twitter feed, Pee Wee is the new Ashton Kutcher of the internets. [Pee-wee on Foursquare]

5. Perez Hilton launched a new fitness site. "FitPerez" focused on "Fitness, Health, and Wellness...and Celebrities." [FitPerez]

6. The real Mad Men. Below, a photo from 1965 of the real men that made up BBDO:

[The REAL MadMen of BBDO, 1965 (Art Bellaire back row, second from right) In this photo: Jim Shule, Charlie Brower (CEO), Art Bellaire, Ben Duffy (former CEO. Won Lucky Strike for BBDO), Bob Foreman. Via Kristin Maverick]

7. The New Yorker had it's annual festival last weekend. And, in case you missed it like me, the magazine has this handy dandy blog that documented the activities. [New Yorker Festival]

8. Apple vs. Google TV. In the war to create the best Television experience possible, it seems that Apple TV is "winning." [Buisness Insider]

9. The 2011 Michelin Guide for NYC Restaurants is being released today. Check out the new additions and the entire list of starred restaurants here: [Eater.com]

10. This upside down coffeeshop (D'Espresso) in NYC is making the rounds today. The floor is on the wall, the books are on the floor, and it's blocks away from the New York Public Library.

I know it's gimmicky but I want to go check it out! [FastCoDesign]

Well, that's all for me today. Do you have something that I should feature on tomorrow's Reading List?

Email me at Rachelle@guestofaguest.com!

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