Take advantage of the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau's (www.neworleanscvb.com) 'Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown" summer campaign that offers savings to local residents " parking specials, dining coupons, special hotel packages and discounts for admission to various attractions throughout the city. Coupons can be downloaded at the Web site www.touristathome.com.
Interior Designs Inc. (3814 Magazine St., 895-5110; www.interiordesignsnola.com) is having a summer promotion on all in-stock Gustavian furniture, including desks, side tables, chests of drawers, chairs and cupboards. All are reproductions crafted in Sweden of solid teak and handpainted in three colors. Buy any one piece and save 10 percent. Buy any two pieces (mix-and-match or a pair) and save 15 percent on your total purchase.