IL’s France Correspondent, Tuula, moved to the south of France in 2010. A native of Southern California, she graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and completed a Master's degree from California State University, Northridge in Educational Psychology. She previously worked for several non-profit organizations and as an administrator at a private university in Thousand Oaks, CA. Tuula has become a confirmed Francophile and shares her passion for France through blogging and freelance writing. Since moving to France, she's contributed to France Living magazine, the Expedia Paris Guide, Berkshire-Hathaway, and the travel guidebook, Charming Small Hotels: France. She is thrilled to have found her own slice of “la belle vie” and loves sharing the best of what living in France has to offer—namely good food, great wine, and enjoying the two with friends and family.