If you’ve been in Laguna Beach for any length of time, you’ve probably met the great bartender and mixologist Adam Bernstein. The guy brought sunshine and light to a few local establishments, the last being Sapphire Laguna for more than 10 years.

About two years ago, Adam left our fine town for a great offer in Newport Beach. But now he could use your help no matter where he lives … or where you live.

Last June, just days before he married his longtime fiancé, Rachel, she had a seizure and lost the use of the left side of her body. Being the eternal optimist that he is, Adam insisted the wedding still take place.

Two days later, they discovered that Rachel had stage 4 brain cancer. It’s an aggressive beast.  Since June 2019, Adam has been caring for Rachel and unable to work.

Their family just reached out this weekend for help from us. They’ve set up a GoFundMe page to help Adam and Rachel with mounting medical bills and living expenses. I think it’s a great time we all came together to far exceed the goal they’ve established for this wonderful couple.

There will also be a fundraiser at Salon Bleu in San Clemente on Feb. 23rd, 1 – 5 p.m. More on that later. For now, here’s the link to the GoFundMe. (If the link doesn’t work this is the entire address: https://www.gofundme.com/f/helping-hands-for-rachel-and-adam

Adam’s great talent and creativity made our worst days so much better. Even if you only have a little to donate, you can help Adam and Rachel with what is now their worst day.


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