Every June we like to give the men out there a little love. In the following pages of VITA, find our pop-approved Father’s Day gift guide (my husband helped curate this piece, likely with the ulterior motive of hinting to me what he himself would like to receive on June 20), a trend report on the evolving state of men’s jewelry (it’s no longer just chains and watches for the gents) and some stylishly sound speakers to suit his every mood (and every music-needing situation he may find himself in this summer). Speaking of summer, we’re anticipating the start of the season with a guide packed with pro tips about how to achieve picnic perfection (hint: it’s not all about the food). And, as British Columbia starts to open up again post-pandemic, we’re introducing you to the latest retailers and restaurants to hit the city’s shopping and dining scenes (though online shopping isn’t going anywhere). Enjoy this month’s issue!